Recycling of Water Is Environmentalism at Cabot Oil and Gas

Bill desRosiers
External Affairs Coordinator, Cabot Oil & Gas

Cabot Oil and Gas has been recycling its water for several years and Ethan Greenley, who manages this for the company, talks about the benefits.

Meet Ethan Greenley, Recycled Water Treatment Foreman at Cabot. As we have mentioned in previous posts, as part of our environmental efforts, Cabot recycles nearly 100% of water on well sites, and Ethan is in charge of overseeing these water treatment processes.

Ethan touts Cabot’s partners in water recycling, ComTech Industries and Fluid Recovery Services, for being great at what they do. While many companies send water elsewhere to be treated, these partners make it possible to keep everything in house, making the recycling process much more efficient.

Despite Cabot’s water recycling and environmental efforts, Ethan still notes environmentalism as a controversial topic that he often encounters. However, working at Cabot has given him the chance to see the high standards that the company has set for itself.

“There’s no other top priority when it comes to conserving the area that we are working in- the environmental aspect and the environmental impact being minimized and the safety aspect as well.”

Ethan sees this environmental concern as two-fold. While Cabot cares considerably about environmental impact, much of that concern is homegrown. Cabot’s operations are in the backyards of its employees and community, meaning local workers strive to protect their local environment. “It touches home when we can help protect something from happening… we take that extra step to make sure we care.”

Editor’s Note: The recycling of water has been one of the crowning achievements of the natural gas industry. Cabot Oil and Gas was one of the pioneers in doing it, too. Once thought to be a major challenge by those looking from the outside in, the reuse of flowback and produced water has proven to remarkably simple, effective and environmentally beneficial.

Reposted, by permission from Well Said Cabot.

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