First Use of Natural Gas to Power Equipment ford Hydraulic Fracturing in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Source: PR Newswire 5/20/13


SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, Pa., May 20, 2013 /PR Newswire/ - Cabot Oil & Gas- Corporation (NYSE: COG) announces the use of Marcellus Shale natural gas to fracture wells via innovative dual fuel technology. This marks the first time 'field' gas has been used in northeastern Pennsylvania for this purpose. The process of using clean-burning natural gas can displace up to 70 percent of the diesel fuel traditionally used to operate fracturing equipment. This successful effort was a partnership with FTS International (FTSI) and Caterpillar Global Petroleum (NYSE: CAT).

Use of dual fuel technology, where the engines operate on a mixture of natural gas and a small portion of diesel, provides several benefits: Read more...