National Fuel Taps into Hydrofracking

January 23, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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January 23, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM EDT

Seneca Resources Corp. is the wholly-owned exploration and production subsidiary of National Fuel Gas. It has completed six new Marcellus shale wells in PA. National Fuel officials tell Business First they are very productive wells. In hydrofracking, crews inject water and chemicals deep into the shale formation to release gas. The process is controversial because opponents claim it puts water supplies at risk. Supporters are pushing for hydrofracking in New York, but the state DEC is deciding whether the process is safe.

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