Friday, June 11, 2010

Marcellus Shale Coalition Debunked
"In fact, because of new technology, Marcellus shale producers across the commonwealth are now recycling 60 percent of the water used throughout this process, with many recycling nearly 100 percent of their water."
Kathryn Klaber
President of the Marcellus Shale Coalition

Range Resources Corp. announced today that it is now recycling all of the waste water produced by its natural gas drilling operations. … “Range’s recycling program is helping to eliminate wastewater, lower drilling costs, reduce consumptive water needs by 25 percent, and lessen local truck traffic,” said Jeff Ventura, Range’s president and chief operating officer, in a statement. … Recycling won’t be the only long-term water treatment option in reducing waste water from drilling, but it will play a significant role, Ventura added.