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With over 400 kilometers
of a rural road system being heavily impacted by
fleets of trucks servicing oil and gas production
wells, a public agency in the Province of Saskatchewan
set a high bar for responsible use of public funds.
While the Rural Municipality of Wilton (RM of Wilton
#472) is blessed with the economic benefits of having
over 6,000 producing oil and gas wells in their
jurisdiction, which is more than four times the
number of people living in the area, they were cursed
with the excessively high costs to maintain these
roads for reliable all-weather access to the oil
and gas wells by the fleets of service trucks. For
some added perspective from another public agency
that has experience in regard to the impact of oil
and gas development on road systems, the State of
Texas reports that the volume of truck traffic required
to bring a single gas well into production is equivalent
to the loading of approximately eight million cars.
Truck traffic required to maintain a single gas
well’s production is equivalent to up to an
additional two million cars per year.
The Rural Municipality
(RM) decided to make an investment in permanent
improvements rather than...