Company testing waterless fracking technique in Utica shale play

Columbus Business First reports a company that uses waterless hydraulic fracturing is seeing its unique technique put to work in Ohio's Utica shale play. The newspaper says that GasFrac Energy Services Inc. reported in its third-quarter update that it has started fracturing its first well in the Utica shale formation. Multiple oil and gas companies have ownership in the well, and Business First says that they are eyeing the results to see whether the GasFrac method, which uses gelled propane instead of water, can be expanded to other Utica wells. For more, read the full story.