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January 9, 2013

Oil, gas industry presentation set in Eufaula

A public presentation on how the oil and gas industry is engaged “in the environmentally responsible development of unconventional resources,” is set for Jan. 17 in Eufaula.

The presentation will be hosted by the Save Our Water Lake Eufaula organization, said Don Edgar, publicist for the group.

Darren Smith, manager of Environmental Policy at Devon Energy, will give a presentation at 8 a.m. Jan. 17 at the First United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main St.

Edgar said Smith will provide a fact-based presentation on the shale revolution and how the oil and gas industry is engaged in the “environmentally responsible development of these unconventional resources.”

The presentation will address a number of questions related to oil and natural gas exploration and production operations in Oklahoma, Edgar said.

Smith will explain how new applications of existing technology allow the industry to produce new energy resources that were not accessible a decade ago.

During the presentation, Smith also will highlight water management practices that are focused on conservation and protection of natural resources.

Smith will discuss Devon’s efforts to reuse water and the disposal of wastewater and the regulations in place to ensure the safety of the practice, Edgar said.

Save Our Water meets at the church at 8 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, and the public is encouraged to attend.

Information: saveourwaterlakeeufaula.com or call (918) 339-4930.

Jeanne LeFlore writes for the McAlester News-Capital.

If you go

WHAT:  Save Our Water Lake Eufaula meeting.

WHEN: 8 a.m. Jan. 17.

WHERE: First United Methodist Church, 220 S. Main St., Eufaula.

INFORMATION: saveourwaterlakeeufaula.com or call (918) 339-4930.

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