Gallery: Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

Courthouse in Tioga County, which could soon host waterless fracking operations on 135,000 acres.

New plans to extract natural gas and oil from shale could bypass New York’s hydraulic fracturing moratorium. The waterless fracking method uses propane instead of the conventional method that pumps a mixture of water, sand, and chemicals deep underground. Wells that would be fracked using this technology are spread across 135,000 acres in Tioga County, 200 miles northwest of New York City.

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