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Water for Fracking in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale: Wastewater Production, Treatment, Disposal, & Company Positioning

31 March 2016
Data Insight

Bluefield Research’s analysis of more than 8,000 well permits for hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale highlights the shifting trends in wastewater management & disposal since 2010. This Data Insight details wastewater treatment and the impact of a changing U.S. energy landscape undermined by low prices, higher winter temperatures, and high gas inventories.

Our analysis ranks well operators and centralized produced water treatment facilities by wastewater volumes. Bluefield has identified 26 companies treating the lion’s share of produced water for disposal and reuse from Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale. This report build’s on Bluefield’s comprehensive Market Insight, Water for U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing: Competitive Strategies, Solutions, and Outlook, that analyzes company strategies and market forecasts across key U.S. shale plays.

In this Data Insight, Bluefield analyzes:

  • Pennsylvania’s Active Wells and Wastewater Production
  • Changing Energy Landscape
  • Wastewater Disposal Methods
  • Regional Perspectives of Fracking Activities
  • Top 25 Operators by Disposal Method

Clients receive access to the Data Insight (PDF) as well as a Data Appendix (xlsx).


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