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Step Energy scraps waterless fracking for now

When GasFrac began testing their waterless fracking technique in Ohio, the prospect of using less water appealed to developers and environmentalists alike– rather than using millions of gallons of water for hydraulic fracturing, GasFrac’s method used a propane gel to fracture the earth. But Ohio Energy Inc. reports developers of the once-innovative process recently sacked plans for further development after ...

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Utica and Marcellus well activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica and Marcellus shale formations in Ohio have both seen very little change, if any, change when compared to last week’s well activity update.  However, one well in Ohio isn’t exactly producing like it was hoped to. The idea of waterless fracking excited the entire oil and gas industry, but now it may not be the light ...

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Waterless fracking test well isn’t doing so hot

While the oil and gas industry was excited about the idea of waterless fracking and the environmental and health benefits that it would bring, it is sad to say the Ohio well testing waterless fracking isn’t exactly that bright light at the end of tunnel. The $22 million test well operated by EV Energy Partners LP, along with eight other ...

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Chesapeake and GasFrac team up

Chesapeake Energy Corp. is teaming up with GasFrac Energy Services Inc. to test out waterless fracking on one of its oil wells in Ohio. The well, located in Tuscarawas County, is in early stages of testing, stated Chesapeake.  Chris Doyle, executive vice president of operations for Chesapeake’s northern division, explained how the company wants to test “the waters” so to ...

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GasFrac is having a sale

GasFrac Energy Services, a Canadian company that was developing waterless fracking, announced it will be selling most of its assets in Ohio. On Tuesday, the Calgary based company shared it is selling “substantially all” of its assets and technology in an agreement with an undisclosed oil and natural gas company.  Since January, which is when it the company filed for ...

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