Energy Industry Looks For Safer Ways To Drill With Acid

Earlier this week, state environmental officials in Pennsylvania said they're charging a big fine to Houston-based Halliburton. The penalty had to do with how Pennsylvania said Halliburton transported and disposed of "waste acid" from gas well sites. Here in Texas, StateImpact's Dave Fehling has been reporting on how acid is used to drill for oil and gas. Today, he looks at the industries concern over dangers to the environment and to workers.

“Human injuries — that would be the main danger of such a job.”

—Tad Patzek, head of petroleum engineering at the University of Texas.

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas. Also, read the previous article: Fracking With Acid: Unknown Quantities Injected in Texas.


Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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