Biofuels project in Jal may get boost after water change

April 14, 2015 5:20 PM

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Biofuels project in Jal may get boost after water change

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) – A planned biofuels project near Jal may get a boost from a new oil and gas rule approved by the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission.

The Hobbs News-Sun reports that the change adopted by the state panel last month allows oil and gas producing companies to reuse produced water in drilling operations. The rule could lead to producers using 100 percent recycled water instead of continuing to dip in to fresh water aquifers.

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