SECURE WATER SUPPLY FOR TEXAS’ HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

Hydraulic Fracturing or ‘Fracking’ is a process in which a highly pressurised mixture of water, sand and chemicals is injected into the ground as far as 10,000 feet below the surface in order to extract natural gas embedded inside the fine cracks of the shale rock formation.

Up to 6 million gallons of water, roughly corresponding 200 tanker trucks, can be required to achieve the desired conveying results, considerable water requirements, making obvious that the security of water supply is essential for a technically and economically successful production process.