Texas To Encourage Fracking Fluid Recycling With New Rules

Law360, Dallas (October 1, 2012, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Rules proposed by the Texas Railroad Commission for recycling fracking fluids and reusing water produced in drilling would remove a permitting bottleneck and add much-needed certainty to what has been a cumbersome process for the natural gas industry, experts said.

The rules, published Friday in the Texas Register, would allow companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing to recycle the water and so-called fracking flowback fluid on-site without a permit, and they also set out clear guidelines for off-site, commercial recycling.

Current rules don't address recycling at all,...
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