Report: 4 billion gallons of water used in Ohio fracking operations

Oil and gas drillers in Ohio have used more than 4 billion gallons of water in the fracking of horizontal shale wells since 2011, according to the Canton Repository. Citing water usage reported by drillers to FracFocus, a national fracking-chemical registry, the newspaper says fracking could consume more than 10 billion gallons of water should drilling occur from all current well permits filed with the state of Ohio. For more, read the full story. Also read our June 3, 2012 blog “Communities and energy companies work to manage Utica drilling water demands” to learn about efforts to address the water use issue.