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Fracking with CO2 to replace water a distant goal, GE says

NISKAYUNA, New York, April 7 (Reuters) – Carbon dioxide,
used for years to force crude oil out of old wells, likely will
not replace water in fracking anytime soon because of technical
challenges and limited infrastructure, says General Electric Co
, which is studying the issue under a $10 billion research
program.

The delay means energy companies will continue to use more
than 2 million gallons of water for each fracked well, equal to
baths for some 40,000 people, stressing water supplies in arid
American states and likely delaying fracking’s expansion to
western China and other water-stressed regions.

Apr 7, 2014

Southwestern CEO interrupted by protestor at NY conference

NEW YORK, April 7 (Reuters) – A bare-chested protester
interrupted a presentation by Southwestern Energy Co
Chief Executive Steven Mueller at an investment conference on
Monday, an apparent outburst against the natural gas producer’s
plans to expand into Canada.

The protester stood toward the middle of Mueller’s 20-minute
presentation and removed his shirt, revealing an expletive
painted in blank ink across his chest.