The natural gas and oil sector has long been at the forefront of innovative production methods. Consider, for example, how combining horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques made the United States the world’s top natural gas and oil producer.
Freshwater recycling and reuse efforts not only preserve water, but also decrease vehicle use, benefiting the environment and economy. Among American natural gas and oil producers – and companies with a presence in Appalachia are no exception – these methods have been gaining popularity. In fact, businesses in the region have recycled water for more than a decade without being compelled to do so by law.