Student to discuss alternative fracturing technologies

Russell Marold, a sophomore enrolled in the petroleum technology program at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will give a presentation on alternative fracturing technologies such as liquid nitrogen, liquid carbon dioxide and compact crystallized natural gas.

These and other technologies may someday eliminate the need for water to be used in the fracturing process used to harvest natural gas.

The research that will be presented was conducted by Marold under the supervision of Dr. Panah, director of petroleum technology and geology and environmental science programs, at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The free presentation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Mukaiyama University Room, Frame-Westerberg Commons building, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford campus.

For more information, see the McKean, Potter and Cameron County Natural Gas Resource Center website at: