Study: Drillers Should Prioritize Water Supply Issues

Posted November 20, 2014 at 5:10am

Fuel Fix reports that “oil and gas producers need to do more than look at their own operations to address water supply problems in the areas where they drill, according to a report from consulting group Deloitte.”  

“Outlining the financial and political risks of the industry’s growing use of water, the report suggests that the problems are often bigger than one single producer; Will Sarni, a director and practice leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, said in the report that oil companies should look to work with residential water users and other industry in the same watershed.”  

“’There is an increasing recognition that you really can’t manage your water risk by just looking at direct operations,’ Sarni said, ‘You have to look outside.’”