Apparently, in the case of one such “technology,” it doesn’t take much of a kick for the wheels to come off.
In a post on August 27, I mentioned dry or “exothermic” fracturing as one possible developing technology.
StateImpactPA reports that there may be a lot less to this technology than meets the eye. They quote an EnergyWire (subscription service) story:
“For weeks, a company called Chimera Energy Corp. has been issuing news releases touting the emergence of its “exothermic non-hydraulic extraction” technology. The firm says the process eliminates the need to use chemically treated water to extract oil and gas locked in tight underground formations, and in releases Chimera says it’s moving to test the technology in Mexico through a contract with that nation’s state-owned energy giant, Petróleos Mexicanos, or Pemex.