Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water Transport By Barge


William John Lind, Michael Jacob Ruzzi, Samantha M. Sargalski, Travis A. VanDale


United States Coast Guard


Creighton R. Peet, Marsha W. Rolle


October – December 2012

Project Outcomes

Final Report


The purpose of this project was to work with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) on an energy related project covered under Executive Order 13605 Supporting Safe and Responsible Development of Unconventional Domestic Natural Gas Resources. The USCG is developing a policy which is under Executive Branch review and cannot be disclosed. We performed an economic and environmental analysis regarding this proposed policy. Using our research, the USCG was able to amend the policy to reduce costs to industry.