Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Possible drilling loophole in New York
A plan to extract shale gas and oil from 135,000 acres in Tioga County, N.Y., could break through the state's hydraulic fracturing moratorium. We’re told the wells would be fracked not with water but with liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, a mixture of mostly propane. A relatively new technology, LPG fracking doesn't fall under New York's current hydraulic fracturing moratorium. Instead it could be permitted under the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's guidelines.