Questions about Hydraulic Fracturing

Why isn’t horizontal fracturing technology used more globally? The US has just over half of the world’s drilling rig fleet, and it’s difficult to move large capital assets like that between countries (both for physical reasons and accounting/customs reasons) Many countries, such as France, have imposed fracking moratoriums for non-scientific…

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Produced Water from Fracking operations

Fracking operations also generate lots of produced water. Often this produced water is contaminated with fracking chemicals of which little is known of the contents. Directly discharging fracking produced water is prohibited by federal law, in the U.S. That means the predominant disposal method is underground injection, or pumping it…

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Fracking – Hydraulic Fracturing – Acidizing

The fossil fuel game is kept alive with fracking – destroying the planet to drive our cars. It wasn’t that long ago that pundits were bemoaning the end of the fossil fuel age. In the US particularly, domestic fossil fuel production was way down because the US passed it’s peak…

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