Waterless Fracking: Oil slump spurrs new fracking trend

The energy industry has been working towards decreasing the use of water for fracking and Air Liquide has been able to accomplish this by using liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide.  The Colorado School of Mines studied the effects of “cryogenic fracturing” last year and it claims that the fissures formed by cryogenic fracturing can be larger than those created by hydraulic fracturing resulting in more oil and gas production.

Source: Mike Graff, Air Liquide CEO: Oil slump spurrs new fracking trend – Houston Business Journal

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