Texas targets 800 abandoned wells with federal funds

Brackish water flows from an unplugged abandoned well outside Imperial in Pecos County — one of several in the area likely drilled for oil but later tapped for water.


Texas plans to use its $25 million federal government grant to plug nearly 800 abandoned oil and gas wells in the state.

The 800 are among an estimated 7,400 abandoned such wells in Texas reported The Texas Tribune.

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