Updated: 5:31 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2013 | Posted: 11:43 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2013
By Torie Wells
MORGANTON, N.C. —
Statement from John Kompa, spokesperson for Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. ("MSC") is working with local law enforcement to ensure the safety of all parties at our Morganton, N.C., site today as the entrance to our site was temporarily blocked. MSC is committed to providing innovative, safe and effective solutions designed to help increase the efficiency of oil and gas operations. MSC's proppant technology utilizes sand proppants in oil and gas wells in a process known as hydraulic fracturing. Proppants are often coated with resins that provide adhesive properties to bond the materials together. These resin-coated proppants create conductive paths for gas and oil to flow more efficiently from the well. Hydraulic fracturing has been used by the oil and gas industry since the 1940s and has become a key element of oil and natural gas extraction worldwide. We believe modern hydraulic fracturing is a safe, sophisticated, highly engineered and controlled procedure.