Hydraulic fracturing is a well stimulation technique in which rock is fractured by a
pressurized liquid. The process involves the high-pressure injection of 'fracking ...
Hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking, which rhymes with cracking) stimulates wells
drilled into these formations, making profitable otherwise prohibitively expensive
Hydraulic fracturing is a process used in nine out of 10 natural gas wells in the
United States, where millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals are ...
EPA's study of hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water
resources: EPA is undertaking a national study to understand the potential
Hydraulic fracturing produces fractures in the rock formation that stimulate the
flow of natural gas or oil, increasing the volumes that can be recovered. Wells
Hydraulic Fracturing is used to stimulate production from new and existing oil and
gas wells using fluid to create small fractures in the formation.
The oil and gas industry uses hydraulic fracturing to create cracks to allow oil or
natural gas to move more freely, and ultimately flow to the surface.
Pumps and diesel engines ready for the frac: Photo of a hydraulic fracturing
operation being conducted at a drilling pad in the Marcellus Shale gas play of ...
Fracking is shorthand for hydraulic fracturing, a type of drilling that has been used
commercially for 65 years. Today, the combination of advanced hydraulic ...
Dec 16, 2015 ... Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technique designed to recover gas and oil
from shale rock. But how does it work and why is it controversial ...