San Antonio, TX, February 06, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- As oil and natural gas exploration in the Eagle Ford Shale is expected to increase in 2014, so have environmental concerns over hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” Companies are now also implementing surface containment policies to protect groundwater from above-ground contamination.
Primera Energy LLC encourages the use of these new, sophisticated surface-level containment measures to prevent surface spills or leaks. Environmentally-conscious energy companies use advanced containment technology to prevent surface spills and maintain a safe work environment.
Air filters on proppant storage areas prevent sand from entering the air, preventing dust clouds and ensuring a healthier work environment for employees. Thick mats and containment ponds also ensure fracking fluid is safely stored and disposed of according to government regulations. Mats are placed underneath trucks, pump areas, and any other sites where fracking fluid is present. Mats and containment vessels are composed of several layers of reinforced, impermeable, non-skid plastic to ensure the containment of any above-ground spills or leaks.
Primera Energy urges industry partners to use American-made containment systems to promote self-reliance in all aspects of energy production. Thanks to advanced technology, Primera Energy LLC ensures the longevity of its wells while minimizing environmental impact. Environmental responsibility is key to maintaining safe economic growth and protecting the health of our community.