DOE TO ASSESS PRODUCED WATER, SAND HARM

The Department of Energy is launching a research program to determine if water and sand produced with oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico pose U.S. environmental or health risks. A court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to issue new nationwide discharge guidelines by next June, and DOE warned that tighter limits could reduce future offshore production by hundreds of millions of barrels. DOE said the rules could require operators of new wells in shallow water to reinject or treat

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