Water Use in Oil and Natural Gas Development in Alberta - Fact Sheet

Publication #: 2016-0017

Published: MAY 2016

Pages: 2p.

Filed Under: Communications, Industry Operations

Water is used during hydraulic fracturing operations to assist in the development of tight oil and natural gas. The amount of water available for use by industry is allocated and regulated by the Alberta Energy Regulator. Producers are developing technologies and finding ways to reduce and reuse water, while exploring the use of alternatives. Protecting water resources is a priority for Canada’s oil and natural gas industry.

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