Wastewater well near Mitchell approved


Ryan Hermens

Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved a permit for a commercial wastewater well on Wednesday.

An application for a wastewater well near Mitchell was approved on Wednesday.

The Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission gave the go ahead for the project in a 2-0 vote during a brief special meeting at its Sidney headquarters on Illinois Street. Commissioner Robert Goodwin recused himself from the proceedings due to a conflict of interest.

While approving the wastewater well, commissioners set a maximum pressure limit at which the fluid can be injected at the surface and also limited the site to 5,000 barrels a day – a reduction from the 10,000 barrels a day sought in the applicati...

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