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Water use and quality in the oil and gas industry

Globally, the oil and gas industry uses far less water than agriculture or power generation, though it can be a significant user of water at the local level. Regardless of quantity, the oil and gas industry has an important role to play in protecting the quality of water in the areas where it operates.

The diagrams below list examples of water use and quality aspects at various stages of the oil and gas value chain.

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