CONSOL Switching to Dual Fuel Drilling Rigs in Marcellus/Utica

In the near future, drilling and fracking at CONSOL Energy drill sites will be powered by dual fuel technology using LNG (liquefied natural gas) and diesel fuel. You may recall MDN reported on CONSOL’s experimentation with dual fuel technology at two different locations last year (see CONSOL Orders Additional 3 Dual Fuel Generators for 2nd Rig).

Linde, the company providing CONSOL with dual fuel technology to run the generators and other drilling equipment, issued a press announcement yesterday which says, in essence, that CONSOL has decided to go “all in” and start using Linde’s dual fuel solutions throughout all of their drilling operations in the Marcellus and Utica Shale:

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