Shirley Ranch

Oil & Gas
8:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Fracking Water Lines Spark Controversy in Northwest Oklahoma

A water line for hydraulic fracturing traverses an oil and gas access road in Woods County.
Credit Joe Wertz / State Impact Oklahoma

Fracking requires water, and temporary water lines snake across a lot of northwest Oklahoma to feed the beasts pulling oil and gas from the Mississippi Lime Shale.  It’s one of the state’s most productive plays, but landowners are irritated with the lines on their property that block gates, mailboxes, driveways, show up without warning, and can’t be driven over because the stiff plastic pipe catches and drags according to State Impact Oklahoma. 

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