Fracking and climate change: Canada’s Far North gets an energy boost

The technological drilling technique is to be used in the Canol shale oil play in the Central Mackenzie Valley and more open seas as a result of melting ice are spurring plans for offshore drilling

ConocoPhillips Co. is about to make history in the Northwest Territories. The global oil and gas company is preparing to employ horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology on wells in the Canol shale oil play in the Central Mackenzie Valley in February.

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