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As further drought looms, Alberta’s oil and gas companies told they may be short of fracking water

Fracking involves significant volumes of water

March 11, 2024  By Ground Water Canada

Alberta – The province’s oil and gas sector has been warned it might have to curtail its water use this summer as another season of drought may be imminent. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, involves billions of litres of water injected well below aquifers where much of it remains. However, what returns to the surface is contaminated waste, the Alberta Energy Regulator says. The Narwhal report | READ MORE

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