Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Water Win-Win

Exco Resources announced this week that it has entered into an agreement with International Paper to buy treated water from IP's paper mill near Mansfield, LA for use in its hydraulic fracturing operations.  The water, which is a byproduct of paper making, is normally discharged into the Red River in amounts up to 12 million gallons per day.  Instead, Exco will build a system of pipes to gather and distribute water as well as a pipeline to deposit "produced" water to a disposal site in Texas.  Because of this deal, Exco will not use aquifer (or river) water and it will significantly cut down on truck traffic.  Sounds like a win-win to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe not so much a win-win. IP wastewater was used to frac the well that is not flaming out local water faucets. IP Co. would like to call that one back I'm sure.