GASFRAC Begins Waterless Fracking Job in OH Utica

In May 2012 Canadian GASFRAC, a company that has pioneered waterless fracking by using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, or propane) said they had contracted with an unnamed company to use their LPG fracking technology on two Utica Shale wells, as an experiment (see GASFRAC Waterless Fracking Technology Debuts in Utica Shale). How did it go? As far as we can tell, it never happened. Until now. According to the company’s third quarter update, released today, they’ve just begun to fracture their first well in the Utica. GASFRAC has been a company in trouble. They fired the CEO and COO in September 2012 (see Waterless LPG Fracking Company GASFRAC Fires its CEO, COO). The current CEO, according to today’s announcement, is still listed as being “interim”–meaning they still haven’t settled on a new long-term leader for the company. Revenues have tanked in the past year. Reading between the lines, the finances of the company look pretty bleak. According to interim CEO, Mark Williamson, all options are on the table for the company: soldier on and hope to improve the bottom line (not likely in our humble opinion), merge with someone else, or sell bits and pieces or the whole thing to someone else…

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