San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental LP opened its second state-of-the-art, non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill facility in Howard County on September 5. The new 144-acre Howard County landfill will accept oil-based mud, water-based mud, oil-based drill cuttings, water-based drill cuttings, contaminated soil and RCRA-exempt, non-hazardous exploration and waste. The landfill will also provide washouts and other ancillary services.
“We are very excited about the opening of the Howard County landfill, which now gives us two facilities operating in the Permian Basin,” said Petro Waste Founder and CEO George Wommack in a statement. “With its opening, we are positioned to better serve oil and gas operators in the Northern Midland Basin efficiently, cost-effectively and in an environmentally responsible manner.”
In addition to its first landfill in the Permian Basin, which opened in April, Petro Waste holds permits to construct and operate similar facilities in Pecos, Reagan and DeWitt County to service future activity in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.
“Petro Waste Environmental is building its facilities and training its personnel with that future in mind,” said Wommack in a statement. “Using innovative, forward-thinking operations, we are reducing environmental impacts of the oil and gas industry today, and those benefits will only multiply as the company expands operations to other plays throughout the United States.”