NFG Launches E-Frack Trial

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National Fuel Gas E&P unit Seneca Resources and US Well Services (USWS) are conducting a field trial using USWS’ all-electric fracturing technology to complete a six-well pad in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This field trial, which started in mid-July, represents Seneca’s first well completions using e-frack technology and is the latest example of Seneca’s focus on greenhouse gas emissions reductions, Seneca President Justin Loweth said. ”As a long-standing sustainability-focused operator in the lowest emissions intensity shale basin in the US, Seneca continues to look for ways to further reduce its carbon footprint, including the use of best in class emissions reduction practices,” Loweth said. “Our field trial with USWS is another step in this direction." If the trial shows definitive environmental benefits from all-electric well completions, the results will be incorporated into Seneca’s ongoing, first-of-its-kind study of available low-carbon well-completion equipment, analyzing the emissions data from real-time well stimulation operations.

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