What is Fracking?


Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of extracting oil and natural gas from shale rock formations located deep below the surface of the Earth.

Fracking allows for oil and natural gas to be extracted from rock formations that elude traditional forms of drilling.  It is the creation of cracks and ruptures within rock layers via the injection of pressurized fluids and particles.

There are regular occurrences whereby fracking can and will occur naturally. For instance, if a dike or vein within a rock basin forms, it can create channels for which  natural gas, oil, and other substances can pool together for extraction. However, induced, (or the forced extraction) of natural gas is a relatively new technology used to extract fossil fuels for commercial use.

Frackingresource.org is full of helpful information about hydraulic fracturing, the process, risks and concerns associated, fracking news, and regional updates and statistics.  Please keep reading and feel free to use us as a reference.

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