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Waterless Fracking: Gas Drilling Game-Changer?

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Robert Lestz of Calgary-based GasFrac believes he's invented a natural gas drilling game-changer: a fracking method that substitutes propane, or liquid petroleum gas (LPG), for water.

LPG's proponents say it's less environmentally intrusive than fracking and that it can be more profitable in the long run because it reduces infrastructure and waste. (Read the InsideClimate News and the Albany Times-Union story for details.)

In this exclusive podcast with Anthony Brino of InsideClimate News, Lestz discusses everything from the risks of using propane to why Canadian companies are more willing to accept the new technology.

(Photo of a GasFrac well pad, courtesy of GasFrac)

(Music by DJ Rkod)