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Water Strategies Scrutinized as E&Ps, Midstreamers Look to Capitalize on Management

Source: NGI Shale Daily June 5, 2019

Appalachian producers trying to control costs in a low-price natural gas environment, along with their counterparts in the Permian Basin grappling with soaring production volumes, are more seriously thinking about water management in what could be a big opportunity for the midstream sector in the coming years.

Both produced and fresh water have historically been handled by exploration and production (E&P) companies as disposal or supplies are needed, with trucks handling the bulk of the work. And while pipelines have handled volumes to a varying degree in basins across the country, the midstream and upstream sectors are at work to expand that infrastructure and secure longer-term agreements for such services.

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