Waterless fracking being trialled in Ohio

GasFrac Energy Services confirmed in its third quarterly report that it had begun drilling at its first well in the Utica shale formation, Ohio, utilising waterless fracking technology.Generally in the fracking process vast quantities of water are used to extract the shale resource, however GasFrac has developed a “waterless” technology and instead uses a propane gel.The company has claimed this method improves efficiency and mitigates the environmental impact, as there is no longer potentially contaminated water and the gel used can be completely recovered after fracking has occurred.

via Waterless fracking being trialled in Ohio | Shale Energy Insider.

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