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Oil CEO on Fracking

Oil CEO on Fracking

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The CEO of a new oil services company now working in North Dakota says the oil and gas industry is helping the US decrease its use of oil from foreign sources.

Nathan Conway is head of Fortis Energy Services - a company with some 200 service rigs in the northeast.

Conway is a Westhope native who's worked in the oil industry all his life - and is expanding his service area to North Dakota.

He says the questions raised about the safety of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, must be answered with facts.

And he says the facts show that the technique responsible for nearly all of North Dakota's oil and gas production is proven safe.

(Nathan Conway, Fortis Energy Services CEO) "We need energy, we need oil and gas, it's not going away anytime soon and the answer is fracking. They've been fracking in many states in many basins for 60 years without incident. It's our job as an industry to educate the public, educate them on fracking Through that and proving that it doesn't affect groundwater is going to be key to keeping us rolling."

Conway says his company is working on an acquisition in Texas that would triple the size of Fortis Energy Services.

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