Waterless Fracking Company GASFRAC Files for Bankruptcy

There’s been some talk in New York that perhaps waterless fracking could play a role in moving the Empire State forward with shale drilling. When such talk happens, it usually centers on Canadian company GASFRAC. Not long ago GASFRAC was engaged in fracking its first Utica Shale well in Ohio (see Details on GASFRAC’s Waterless Frack Test in OH Utica). However, last Thursday GASFRAC announced they’ve filed for bankruptcy in Canada. According to the press release they will remain in operation and the management team in place now will continue to run the company. But let’s be honest, a company in bankruptcy doesn’t inspire a great deal of confidence in a cutting-edge technology that could save New York. The fact remains that water-based fracking is still the cheapest, most efficient way (currently) to frack…

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