San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental LP (PWE) opened its newest state-of-the-art non-hazardous oil and gas waste landfill facility in Howard County earlier this month on September 5. George Wommack, CEO of Petro Waste Environmental LP, stated that Howard County was the perfect place for their new facility because they were looking for an area with the highest concentration of oil field activity because they service the oil fields and Howard County the core of the Permian Basin acreage.
This is a railroad commissioned jurisdiction facility. It’s purely for non-hazardous oilfield waste. When asked how this will benefit oilfield companies in the Permian Basin, Wommack stated, “There’s a lot of drilling demand in the area. There’s a lot of needs for services to service the horizontal drilling activity and so our facility will provide a lower cost alternative to driving further away. It saves the oil field companies quite a bit of money in logistics expense and our facilities design to get trucks in and out extremely quickly. Time is money and for the oil field that’s extremely important to operate efficiently.”