Chesapeake's carbon dioxide foam minimizes water used in hydraulic fracturing

Chesapeake Energy has fractured a natural gas well in Portage County using a carbon dioxide foam instead of the high volumes of chemically laced water traditionally used to create fissures underground, according to an article in The Akron Beacon Journal. The process, which uses approximately one-tenth of the water typical for hydraulic fracturing, has been used in Suffield as well as another undisclosed Ohio location, the article said. For more read the full story here.