Companies use natural gas to power Marcellus fracking operation

09/16/2013 | American City Business Journals

Green Field Energy Services and EQT have completed the hydraulic fracturing of a well in the Marcellus Shale play using helicopter turbines powered by natural gas. "We are excited to be one of the first to utilize a technology that allows us to power our equipment from one of our producing natural gas wells," said Steve Schlotterbeck, senior vice president and president of EQT exploration and production. EQT continues to find ways to reduce its carbon footprint by raising efficiency and using cleaner technology, he added.

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