Technology Leads the Way to Water Free Fracking

Russ Steele

One of the arguments against fracking is the use of large quantities of water, that some claim are toxic. Even thought some fracking operations have portable water processing plants to recover the water pumped from the well after the fracking operation. It was not being dumped in a creek, it was too valuable.

This report came in over the e-mail transom from a regular reader about some technology  that may make this whole water issue mute.

A planned shale gas drilling project in New York state has drawn global attention for its aim to make use of a waterless form of hydraulic fracking – a new technique designed to reduce the pollution associated with controversial natural gas drilling processes.

According to an industry report, the project is focused on using a technology that pumps a thick gel made from propane into the ground as opposed to using traditional methods of hydraulic fracking that make use of a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals to extract natural gas reserves from deep shale formations. Unlike traditional technologies, the gel from the new liquefied propane gas (LPG) fracking method reverts to vapor while still underground, and as a result returns to the surface in a recoverable form.

More on this technology HERE. Now what will the progressives, who want to kill gas and oil so the only alternative is the sun and wind, do now to stop fracking. Stay Tuned, it will happen. They just cannot let cheap natural gas and oil spill their plans for our future of universal misery.

H/T to Dixon for this story.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

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