Times Union: Pioneering technology used to free natural gas from rocks, avoiding the pollution of vast amounts of water

November 9, 2011 | Infrastructure, Water

Upstate New York's Times Union newspaper reports in a Nov. 7 article that an emerging technology developed in Canada does away with the need for water in the process of extracting natural gas from the earth, popularly known as fracking. "Instead, it relies on a thick gel made from propane, a widely available gas used by anyone who has fired up a backyard barbecue grill," the article says.

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