Nine companies have an interest in fracking in North Carolina. They are:
Natural gas companies 1) PSNC Energy and 2) Piedmont Natural Gas;
Electric utilities Progress Energy, 3) Duke Energy (Duke & Progress Energy merged) and 4) Dominion Resources, which are expanding their use of natural gas to produce power;
5) General Electric, which has invested in natural gas reserves in other states and introduced a mobile evaporator to help gas drillers recycle water;
6) Weyerhaeuser, a major landowner that has invested in shale deposits;
Natural gas producer 7) Koch Industries; and
Railroad companies 8) Norfolk Southern and 9) CSX, which are seeing an increase in fracking-related shipping.
(Indy Week, 5/30/2012)