Recycling water produced during development of Texas oil fields threatens landowners’ profits

Landowners who depend on sales of water and disposal services in the oil field may oppose plans by oil and gas companies to save money by recycling the water from their fracking operations. A new issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy explores the economic and legal realities that will influence the conversation between these two parties and, ideally, inform potential business-side and legal resolutions to conflicts over water-recycling issues.

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