Friday, September 12, 2008

Marcellus Shale - Water Issues getting Solved 9/12/08

Six companies exploring for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale received approval Thursday to draw 30 million gallons of water per day from the Susquehanna River Basin.

Thursday’s approvals increased the amount of water gas companies can remove from the basin to more than 41 million gallons daily, or enough water to fill nearly 70 Olympic-size swimming pools every day. Two other companies were previously authorized to draw 11 million gallons daily.

The agency that regulates water withdrawals from the basin, the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, approved the applications at a meeting at Bucknell University

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