Essay on Fracking : The Best Method Of Obtaining Natural Gas

723 Words Dec 5th, 2015 3 Pages
Energy production, it is something that today’s world cannot go without. Many believe, though, that fracking to acquire Natural Gas is a non-efficient and a destructive way of doing it. This paper is not intended to argue the fact that is has no harm, but instead, that as of this moment in time there is no better way to mass produce energy than Natural Gas and fracking is the best method of obtaining it. The use of fracking to obtain Natural Gas is the most efficient, cleanest, and least damaging way to mass produce Natural Gas in today’s world. It is argued that fracking to acquire the gas from the ground is not the best way of getting it. This is claimed for environmental reasons, but when looking at the logistics of the process it is undeniably the most efficient. In an article called “The Economic Benefits of Fracking.” it states “Innovations in drilling and hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) have enabled tremendous amounts of natural gas to be extracted from underground shale formations that were long thought to be uneconomical” (Dews 1). The statement refers to the fact that with the process it is not only possible to go places that older methods could not, but is also able to extract much more in less time. Fred Dews later states that “The U.S. fracking revolution has caused natural gas prices to drop 47 percent compared to what the price would have been prior to the fracking revolution in 2013”(1). The process is efficient enough that it supplies large quantities so…

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