Shale Energy Law Blog
Plant in Belle, West Virginia Producing Chemical to Help Oil and Gas Recovery
February 15, 2013
The Charleston Gazette reports that Kureha PGA is making a product in its Belle facility that may be used by oil and gas companies. The product is a polyglycolic acid resin (PGA) called Kuredux, a high-performance polymer that has been certified as a biodegradable plastic in the U. S., Europe and Japan. Kureha PGA indicates that the product will help to minimize the damage caused to subterranean formations during production of oil and gas and will also help to minimize the number of operating steps necessary to bring wells on-line faster. According to the article, the product is meant to be used underground until it serves it purpose, and then biodegrades.