Generation, transport, and disposal of wastewater associated with Marcellus Shale gas development

  title={Generation, transport, and disposal of wastewater associated with Marcellus Shale gas development},
  author={Brian D. Lutz and Aurana N. Lewis and M. Doyle},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  • Brian D. Lutz, Aurana N. Lewis, M. Doyle
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Water Resources Research
  • [1] Hydraulic fracturing has made vast quantities of natural gas from shale available, reshaping the energy landscape of the United States. Extracting shale gas, however, generates large, unavoidable volumes of wastewater, which to date lacks accurate quantification. For the Marcellus shale, by far the largest shale gas resource in the United States, we quantify gas and wastewater production using data from 2189 wells located throughout Pennsylvania. Contrary to current perceptions, Marcellus… CONTINUE READING
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