Refinery Tackles Water Issues

Skid-mounted treatment unit improves water quality and cuts costs

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The oil and gas (O&G) industry requires massive amounts of water — the water/oil ratio averages 8:1. Currently, American O&G operations consume 82 billion bbl of water (1,300 times San Francisco’s annual use) and produce more than 2.5 billion bbl of wastewater each year. Now, as in industry more broadly, O&G companies are placing increasing priority on water management and are beginning to look for advanced wastewater-treatment technology to address operational and economic challenges. Across the U.S., several key factors impact upgrades: Aging infrastructure and tougher regulations. Without proper infrastructure, industries can’t perform efficiently at…

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