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Growing fracking industry needs infrastructure

While the price of gas has slowed the expansion of the natural gas industry, its production in Pennsylvania continues to break records, said David Spigelmyer, president of the Marcellus Shale Coalition.

In some ways, the drilling industry has become a victim of its success.

Wells are producing more as drillers become more adept at using hydraulic fracturing — a method of using high-pressure liquid to break apart underground rock formations to access reservoirs of gas. But the industry needs infrastructure to get the gas to market, Spigelmyer said.

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