Tioga County (WENY) - Deep shale hydrofracking could be coming to the Southern tier a lot sooner than a lot of people think. A company has come up with a way to do it without using millions of gallons of water.
And a group of about two-thousand local land owners, called Southern Tier Energy Partners, signed an agreement with 2 companies that want to start drilling in a matter of months. The Method is known as LPG Fracturing. It uses gelled liquid petroleum gas instead of chemically infused water and sand.
Senate Standing Committee on Energy Conservation Public Hearing to examine waste water produced by hydraulic fracturing, sponsored by New York State Senators Mark Grisanti and Patrick Gallivan. January 12, 2011, Canandaigua, NY.