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Why frackers are using sewage to collect oil and gas

America's oil industry faces a number of challenges, including low oil prices, the rise of electric vehicles and proposals to limit fracking. But one of its biggest problems: The industry is running out of water.  The US oil boom is being driven mostly by the growth of fracking — injecting water into shale formations to free up deposits of oil and natural gas that were never economically accessible before.  But much of that oil and natural gas is found in the most arid parts of the country, where water is scarce. "We're in the middle of desert," said Jerry Morales, mayor of Midland, Texas, ground zero for the fracking boom. "And two years ago we came out of a seven-year drought."  Read more.....

 

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