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Friday, August 28, 2009

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up on Water Stocks; Climate Change and Water

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up on Water Stocks; Climate Change and Water

2009 World Water Week participants unanimously support Stockholm Statement on water, climate change, and adaptation

Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –August 28, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up on water stocks on water and climate change, following comments from World Water Week in Stockholm.


News from World Water Week:
Global conference says that water must be included in COP-15 climate negotiations

2009 World Water Week participants unanimously support Stockholm Statement on water, climate change, and adaptation

Stockholm, Sweden- The participants of the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm unanimously said that water must be included in the COP-15 climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December.

At various sessions throughout the Week, a number of organizations and officials have articulated the
reasons why water needs to be an integral part of the negotiation process on climate change and
adaptation. Full News: http://www.investorideas.com/News/082709f.asp

Supporting data for the urgency and impact of climate change was released this year from Oxfam this year with
new research in a report (The Right to Survive ) that projects that by 2015, over 375 million people could be affected by climate-related disasters each year, including drought.

For investors, the water opportunity is significant but needs more attention according a report earlier this year.
Ceres.Org, released a report, "Water Scarcity & Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses & Investors", noted that water is an area that needs more attention. More: http://www.ceres.org/Document.Doc?id=406

Investors following the sector can find research tools, news and global water stock directory to find opportunities within the growing sector.

Water Stocks Sector close- up trading, August 28, 2009

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) trading at $20.24 -0.12 (-0.59%) 12:30pm ET
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) trading at $50.65 -0.47 (-0.92%) 12:43pm ET
Middlesex Water Company (NasdaqGS: MSEX) trading at $15.50 0.08 (0.51%) 10:05am ET
Nalco (NYSE:NLC) trading at$17.44 0.21 (1.19%) 12:43pm ET
Northwest Pipe (NasdaqGS: NWPX) trading at $ 34.03 0.21 (0.61%) 12:46pm ET
Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) trading at $ 28.43 0.29 (1.01%) 12:48pm ET
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS ) trading up at $28.81, up 0.13 (0.45%) 12:14pm ET
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE ) trading at $0.27
PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) trading down at 24.28 - 0.08 (0.33%)


Water investors can also read recent interviews and gain insight from Perspectives on the Water Industry by Sector Expert Neil Berlant, Fund Manager of the PFW Water Fund : PFW Water A (PFWAX).

Featured Water Stock Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )

Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.

Dave LeMoine, Wescorp’s VP Corporate Development explains more “Produced water handling and treatment represents an $18 billion cost to the oil and gas industry in the United States alone. The cost of disposing of oil and gas produced water ranges from a low of $0.002 per gallon ($0.08/barrel) to a high of $0.30 a gallon ($12.00/barrel). By contrast, water for agricultural irrigation can be as low as $0.0001 per gallon ($0.004/barrel) and municipal drinking water costs in the range of $0.001 per gallon ($0.04/barrel). The price of cleaning produced water is therefore as much as 300 times greater than municipal water, and as much as 3,000 times greater than agricultural irrigation water. By oil and gas producers incorporating Wescorp’s H20Maxx technology will reduce the use of fresh water, allow for in increase in the recycling of produced water, and have a small impact on the eco system.

Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WSCE/Default.asp
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.
Listen to the Investing in Water Podcast to gain additional insight: http://www.investorideas.com/Podcasts/water.xml


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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase company Wescorp (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers:
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Investing in Water- Impact on Economy

Report/news: An Assessment of Short-Term Economic Impacts of Water and Wastewater
Construction Projects in the United States
Clean Water Council (CWC)

Key Findings:

Investments in water and wastewater infrastructure have immediate, substantial and far-reaching effects on the economy.
At the national level, an investment of $1billion almost triples in size as total demand for goods and services reaches an estimated $2.87 to $3.46 billion.
*The total effect on economic demand is smaller at the state level, but direct investments in water and wastewater infrastructure can nearly double as expenditures for necessary supplies and household spending impact the economy.
Spending to rebuild our infrastructure affects a wide range of economic sectors. Engineering services, heavy equipment, truck transport, and pipe materials are needed to complete infrastructure projects, but businesses
and households, in turn, spend money on goods and services across a wide array of sectors.
An estimated 20,003 to 26,669 jobs can result from a national investment of $1 billion. These opportunities
are spread across the economy with more than one-half of the jobs in industries other than water and wastewater
construction.
Personal incomes and economic security are impacted by infrastructure investment.
An increase in total employee compensation accompanies job creation at the national, state, and local levels.
State and local revenues increase as infrastructure is built or improved, though the size of effects vary by
location, size, and type of project.

Full Report PDF - http://www.nuca.com/files/public/CWC_Sudden_Impact_Report_FINAL.pdf





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Friday, August 21, 2009

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up on Water Stocks Following a Recent Survey Reporting Water Issues are the Top Environmental Concern Worldwide

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up on Water Stocks Following a Recent Survey Reporting Water Issues are the Top Environmental Concern Worldwide


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –August 21, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up on water stocks following a recent survey reporting water issues are the top environmental concern worldwide. Investors following the sector can find research tools, news and global water stock directory to find opportunities within the growing sector.

Water investors can also read recent interviews and gain insight from Perspectives on the Water Industry by Sector Expert Neil Berlant, Fund Manager of the PFW Water Fund : PFW Water A (PFWAX).


Report/news:
NEW GLOBAL PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY FINDS WATER ISSUES ARE THE TOP ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN WORLDWIDE

Water pollution and shortage of fresh water emerge as most important water-related issues

STOCKHOLM – A comprehensive global public opinion survey on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation finds that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, and loss of habitat and climate change.

The poll surveyed 1,000 people in each of 15 countries, and probed 500 in each of the following countries on specific questions: Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The results were released today in Stockholm as part of World Water Week. The independent survey was commissioned by Circle of Blue, the Michigan-based international network of leading journalists, scientists and communicators focused on global water issues. Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) supported the research, which was conducted by GlobeScan, a global survey research firm.
Full Story: http://www.investorideas.com/News/082009c.asp

According to Dave LeMoine, Vice President of Business Development, of Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE),
“The oil and gas industry knows of the term “Peak oil” as production increases, the new term may be “Peak water” let me explain more, it is well known that as fresh water becomes more scarce with global population growth, increasing standards of living in developing countries, and rapid industrialization, and global oil and gas producing companies licensing and consuming a higher degree of fresh water, the reuse of “produced water” is becoming more attractive to the oil and gas industry. Wescorp’s oil water separations technologies H20 Maxx can be the complement to helping producers reuse recycle their produced water. Our technology provides the producers with hydrocarbon free water, this water can play a significant role in providing this renewable resource to increase oil production through injection, or further treatment for other purposes, for example direct discharge in off shore production, recycling frac fluids.”

Water Stocks Sector close- up trading, at close of August 20, 2009

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) trading at $20.07, up $ 0.21 (1.06%)
ITT Corporation (NYSE:ITT) closed at $49.51, up $ 0.08 (0.16%)
Middlesex Water Company (NasdaqGS: MSEX) closed at $49.51, up $ 0.08 (0.16%)
Nalco (NYSE:NLC) ended trading at $17.66, up $ 0.20 (1.15%)
Nephros Inc. (NEPH.OTCBB) closed down at $ 2.30, down $0.23 (9.09%), following a recent impressive run for water investors.
Northwest Pipe (NasdaqGS: NWPX) ended the day at $ 35.64, up $ 0.13 (0.37%)
Pentair, Inc. (NYSE: PNR) closed trading at$27.24, up $ 0.01 (0.04%)
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS ) ended at $28.33, up $ 0.63 (2.27%)
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE ) ended trading at $0.295, up 0.01 (3.51%)
PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) traded up at 23.41, up 0.30 (1.30%)

Investors can also Research more global water stocks at the water Stocks Directory:
http://www.investorideas.com/Water-Stocks/Stock_List.asp

Featured Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WSCE/Default.asp
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

www.Water-Stocks.com, a portal within the InvestorIdeas.com content umbrella, offers investors research tools, news, Blogs, online conferences, Podcasts , interviews and a directory of public companies within the water sector .The water-stocks content hub has created a global marketplace and meeting place for investors, public companies, industry buyers and sellers of water technology, services and water assets.
Listen to the Investing in Water Podcast to gain additional insight: http://www.investorideas.com/Podcasts/water.xml


Visit the Marketplace to research water opportunities for business and investors: water companies seeking funding and water investors seeking new investment opportunities
Sign up here: http://www.investorideas.com/marketplace/signup.asp

About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investorideas.com creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase companies (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers:
www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp

For More Information Contact:
Water-stocks.com
Dawn Van Zant 800-665-0411
Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com or cvanzant@investorideas.com

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

NEW GLOBAL PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY FINDS WATER ISSUES ARE THE TOP ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN WORLDWIDE

NEW GLOBAL PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY FINDS WATER ISSUES ARE THE TOP ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN WORLDWIDE

Water pollution and shortage of fresh water emerge as most important water-related issues
STOCKHOLM (August 18, 2009) – A comprehensive global public opinion survey on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation finds that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat and climate change.

The poll surveyed 1,000 people in each of 15 countries, and probed 500 in each of the following countries on specific questions: Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The results were released today in Stockholm as part of World Water Week. The independent survey was commissioned by Circle of Blue, the Michigan-based international network of leading journalists, scientists and communicators focused on global water issues. Molson Coors Brewing Company (NYSE: TAP) supported the research, which was conducted by GlobeScan, a global survey research firm.

A close look at the results shows that people around the world view water pollution as the most important facet of the fresh water crisis, and that shortages of fresh water are very close behind. Across the 15 countries surveyed:
• 93 percent say water pollution is a very serious (72 percent) or somewhat serious (21 percent) problem.• 91 percent believe that a shortage of fresh water is a very serious (71 percent) or somewhat serious (20 percent) problem.Across the seven focus countries:• Government is considered among the most responsible for ensuring clean water.• 78 percent say “solving drinking water problems will require significant help from companies,” indicating that partnerships are an important component to resolving the world’s fresh water sustainability challenges.• 76 percent say “I need more information to be able to do more to protect water.”While people around the world agree on the importance of the issue, some key differences between the countries surveyed support the idea that solutions will have to be carefully tailored to local conditions:• Across the seven countries surveyed, people in Mexico are the most concerned about “lack of water for agriculture” (75 percent are very concerned). People in India are most concerned about “the high cost of water” (60 percent) compared to other countries.


• People in Mexico express the most urgency about the severity of the pollution and water scarcity issues they face, but also the most optimism about their ability to solve the problems.
• In all countries, more than half of those surveyed agree that government is responsible for ensuring clean water. When asked whether individual citizens are responsible, however, responses vary widely by country, from a high of 76 percent in Mexico to a low of 30 percent in China.

"This research shows that across the globe, concerns about water are reaching a critical level of public consciousness,” said J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue co-founder and director. "People think water is the most important environmental concern, in many cases more pressing than climatechange. It's the axis issue that intersects the world's greatest challenges, from health, poverty and security to climate, immigration and environment, even financial and commodities markets."

“We’re very proud to sponsor this important research providing the first substantive global benchmark for civic engagement on fresh water issues,” said Peter Swinburn, CEO of Molson Coors. “As a brewer, Molson Coors has always been aware of the importance of water. We will continue to be an active guardian of the watersheds within our local communities and an enthusiastic participant in the global conversation.”

Chris Coulter, vice president of GlobeScan said, “This research confirms the general public’s awareness and understanding of water as a critical resource, as well as the importance of conserving and protecting fresh water supplies through stewardship. From locale to locale, the angles of most concern may vary, but the concern about water issues is pressing, virtually everywhere.”

More than five million people die each year due to a lack of safe drinking water, and the United Nations estimates that 5.5 billion people will lack adequate access to fresh water in the next 20 years. Water scarcity and threats to water quality have emerged as serious threats to people and businesses around the world.

ResourcesFull survey results, including photos, interactive maps, and detail for each of the seven featured countries, is available at http://www.circleofblue.org/waterviews. Daily reports on the world’s water issues are available at Circle of Blue WaterNews.
Molson Coors’ online press kit on the survey results is available at www.molsoncoors.com/newsroom. For more information about Molson Coors and its global responsibility strategy, visit http://www.molsoncoors.com/responsibility. The more we listen, the more we learn. Tell us if you think we have our priorities right, and let us know where you think we can do better. Please give us your feedback.

About Circle of BlueCircle of Blue is the international nonprofit network of leading journalists, scientists and communications design experts that reports and presents the information necessary to respond to the global fresh water crisis. It is an affiliate of the internationally recognized water, climate and policy think tank, the Pacific Institute. Circle of Blue publishes WaterNews, the daily go-to source for global water news and data. It is also the co-founder of the global initiative, Designing Water’s Future, a partnership with Collins: Transformative Design, AIGA and INDEX. Circle of Blue practices non-advocacy journalism and science, striving to report issues to the highest standards of journalistic and scientific ethics. For more information, visit the Circle of Blue Web site, www.circleofblue.orgAbout GlobescanGlobeScan Incorporated is a global survey research firm providing strategic advice to companies, multilateral institutions, governments and NGOs, on reputation, sustainability, and corporate responsibility. GlobeScan is a world leader in conducting comprehensive survey research in all regions of the world amongst general publics and stakeholders. www.GlobeScan.comAbout Molson Coors Brewing CompanyMolson Coors Brewing Company is one of the world’s largest brewers. It brews, markets and sells a portfolio of leading premium quality brands such as Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Molson Dry, Carling, Coors, and Keystone Light in the U.S., Canada, the UK and more than 30 countries in North America, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., Molson Coors shares ownership in the market’s second-largest brewing company, MillerCoors, through a joint venture. For more information, visit the company’s Web site, www.molsoncoors.com.Media Contacts:Circle of BlueJ. Carl Ganter+1 231-649-3210 x110media@circleofblue.orgGlobescanOliver Martindirect line: +1 416-969-3073 mobile: +1 416-721-3544oliver.martin@globescan.comMolson CoorsColin Wheeler+1 303-927-2443colin.wheeler@molsoncoors.com


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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up; Market Opportunity for Remediating Oil-Contaminated Water

Water Stocks Sector Close –Up; Market Opportunity for Remediating Oil-Contaminated Water

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –August 11, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up on water stocks by Lisa Springer CFA, Equity research analyst, on the market opportunity for remediating oil- contaminated water.

Market Opportunity Remediating Oil-Contaminated Water
Lisa Springer CFA, Equity research analyst and financial writer

Stocks Covered:
Cameron Intl Corp (NYSE:CAM), Nalco (NYSE:NLC), National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV), Veolia (NYSE:VE), Wescorp Energy (OTCBB: WSCE), Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT)

Although oil spills capture headlines, a greater environmental challenge for the oil and gas industry is remediating water polluted in their production operations. Water that comes up with the production of oil and gas is called “produced water.’” Produced water is tainted with hydrocarbon solids, sand, drill cuttings and salts. Oil companies spend an estimated $50 billion every year remediating and/or disposing of produced water to comply with local, state, provincial and federal environmental laws.
The volume of produced water worldwide is estimated at tens of billions of barrels each year. On average, every barrel of oil produced results in three barrels of produced water. That equates to managing or disposing of more than 250 million barrels of produced water each and every day. The hydrocarbons trapped in produced water are, not only an environmental hazard, but also a source of lost revenues. Data indicates that, on average, nine tons of oil is released via produced water for every million tons of hydrocarbons produced.
Disposal costs for produced water add to already high energy bills. These costs typically include trucking, pre-treatment, injection and desalination, and can run as high as $15 per barrel. Disposing of the hydrocarbon solids that remain after the water is treated is even costlier, estimated at nearly $72 per barrel.
Remediation costs for produced water are likely to continue to rise because regulators are pressing for more stringent environmental laws. Penalties for non-compliance are severe; for example, Suncor was recently fined $850,000 for an environmental violation. Costs are also increasing because oil companies are producing more oil to meet the world’s insatiable appetite for energy. Producers are stimulating production from older wells through re-fracturing, a process requiring massive amounts of fresh water, and tapping unconventional oil field plays such as the Alberta Oil Sands and the Barnett Shale. Canadian producers are already consuming over 540 million barrels of fresh water in Alberta Oil Sands operations, resulting in paying water clean up and disposal costs exceeding $100 million annually. Despite the fact that globally fresh water is becoming a scarce commodity, more water is being used, leading to demands that producers reduce water consumption. The problem is that today’s unconventional oil productions require more water than ever – as many as 20 barrels of water for every barrel of oil produced.

The management of produced water is a large market and several companies are marketing technologies for cleaning produced water. The Petreco Wemco division of Cameron (NYSE:CAM) markets a heat treatment technology that separates hydrocarbons from water. National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) manufactures and sells equipment that mechanically removes suspended solids from produced water. Nalco (NYSE:NLC) offers an aeration technology called Induced Gas Flotation that removes suspended particles from water. Privately-held Welco Expediting and Process Group market centrifuging technologies for cleaning produced water. The GE Zeon segment of General Electric (NYSE:GE), Siemens Water Technology and Veolia (NYSE:VE) offer treatment methods based on filtering membranes. Although all of the above-mentioned methods remove some of the pollutants, most single technologies leave behind residential oil content ranging from 500 to 50,000 parts per million in the water. Having residual hydrocarbon in their produced water has a major impact on producers’ operating expenses.
Wescorp Energy (OTCBB:WSCE) recently began marketing a novel remediation technology called H20Maxx, which the company claims offers a safer, more effective and economical process for cleaning and separating oil and solids from produced water. H20Maxx employs a patented aeration technology that creates microscopic nitrogen bubbles several orders of magnitude smaller than conventional methods. These bubbles attach to oil droplets and break the oil/water interface, allowing oil to be separated. Third party laboratory tests have shown that H20Maxx reduces oil content in produced water to less than 10 parts per million. Because H20Maxx-treated water is more hydro carbon-free, it dramatically reduces both operating costs and water consumption and also provides the producer with a resalable oil stream. For producers operating in areas where water is in short supply such as the Barnett Shale and Alberta Oil Sands, the ability to re-cycle water is a major advantage.

Oil and gas producers recognize the benefits of H20Maxx and have begun using Wescorp’s technology. Last December, Wescorp received 3rd party verification of the H20Maxx’s efficiency and scalability, which led to the signing of a letter of intent with Weatherford International (NYSE:WFT).Weatherford is one of the world’s largest energy services providers, with operations in more than 100 countries and annual revenues of nearly $10 billion.

In 2009, Wescorp has made significant progress deploying its technology. The company shipped its first H20Maxx unit to an oil/gas operator in Kansas in May. The unit began operating in July, providing remediation services for one conventional oil well, and is performing well. The oil company in Kansas has now ordered a second unit. H20Maxx units are leased on a day lease rate with a 2,000 barrels/day unit leasing for approximately $1,500/day. In June, Wescorp announced the leasing of an H20Maxx unit to Western Canadian Oil Sands, which plans to deploy the unit at its Athabasca Oil Sands operations in Northern Alberta. In late July, Wescorp announced a 50/50 joint venture with Cancen Oil Canada Corporation to initially install a combined 12 H20Maxx water units and HXCT solids units over the next 12 months at Cancen’s facilities. The joint venture will then build additional units to provide onsite remediation to oil and gas producers in western Canada. Cancen will fund, operate and manage the joint venture, as well as fund construction and deployment costs of the units.

Lisa Springer Bio/ Disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Lisa-Springer-CFA/

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Featured Water Stocks Showcase Company: Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE )
Wescorp Energy Inc. (OTCBB: WSCE) is an Oil and Gas solutions provider focused on deploying its water remediation and environmental technologies that overcome tough operational challenges facing oil and gas operators today on a global basis. Virtually anywhere in the world oil is produced contaminated water is produced, this includes associated formation water in conventional oil and gas production and potable water used in unconventional oil production such as the massive Oil Sands development in Alberta Canada.
Using conventional oil/water/solids separation technology, between 0.05% - 5% (500 ppm - 50,000 ppm) residual oil content remains in the water, Wescorp's patented, proven and highly scalable H2Omaxx microscopic aeration technology addresses this crisis by being able to increase the recovery of oil and reduce the amount of hydrocarbons in the contaminated water to less than 0.001% or 10 ppm. Wescorp's H2Omaxx is extremely economical and environmentally friendly eliminating the use of chemicals, filtration systems, high temperature systems and high pressure vessels.
Wescorp Energy Inc Showcase Profile Page: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WSCE/Default.asp
Wescorp Energy Inc Company Website: http://www.wescorpenergy.com/

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Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured showcase companies (WSCE), news submissions and online advertising. Compensation Disclosure and disclaimers: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
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