Editorial Summary :

Colorado State University engineers have developed a method for measuring freshwater usage by natural gas operations to help evaluate operators on sustainability . CSU researchers and Project Canary hope their new metrics will incentivize water stewardship by clearly defining oil and gas companies’ water management for the public, stakeholders and industry . The metrics evaluate water use by the overall operation, but the certification applies to natural gas, which is a cleaner fuel source than others used for similar purposes, such as coal . As greener alternatives to oil scale up to meet demand, researchers expect oil to be phased out in the coming decades . More than 10 companies have voluntarily participated in the program . The program is expected to grow as more natural gas is produced and exported . “With the FR2 tool, we’re setting the industry standard for freshwater stewardship,” a Project Canary official said . This tool is outlined in the Journal of Water Resource and Protection . It’s outlined in a journal of water resource and protection published by Project Canary. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here for details .

Key Highlights :

  • Colorado State University engineers develop method for measuring freshwater usage by natural gas operations .
  • CSU and Project Canary developed the first freshwater analysis for responsibly sourced gas certification .
  • The metrics evaluate water use by the overall operation, including oil and gas extraction .
  • More than 10 companies have voluntarily participated in the program .
  • The program is expected to grow as more natural gas is produced and exported .
  • The FR2 tool is outlined in the Journal of Water Resource and Protection .

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