The Tioga County Landowners Association and GasFrac Energy Services have struck a deal that would involve the use of liquid propane as a substitute for water in hydraulic fracturing operations in Tioga County, N.Y. GasFrac, which has applied propane fracking in wells in Colorado, Texas and Canada, said its technology eliminates some concerns associated with the drilling technique, particularly the disposal of fracking wastewater. "We were impressed. We did our research. If it's as viable as we think, it would be wonderful," said Chris Denton, a lawyer representing the association.

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