Hydraulic fracturing

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  • Fracking Or Hydraulic Fracturing

    In a rural town where population is not large where natural gas is found beneath. The perfect location for the process of fracking. Fracking or Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling down into the earth and releasing a high pressure water mix to obtain natural gas. Fracking began as an experiment in 1947 and started commercially in 1950 and since over two million “fracking jobs” have been done since. The process of fracking is very controversial around the world and has even been banned in a number of countries. There are two sides of the fracking debate where I’ve provided an article from both. The first side is the pro-fracking group they believe that there is no basis or proof that there are any environmental risks and the economic…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Hydraulic Fracturing

    As of lately, a process called hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been all over news channels across America and other countries. Hydraulic Fracturing is defined as a process by which fractures in the rocks below the Earth's surface are opened and widened by injecting sand and/or chemicals at high pressure to extract natural gas or oil ("What is Fracking?"). Fracking is used to extract shale gas, tight sand gas, tight sand oil, and coal seam gas (better known as methane). Hydraulic fracturing…

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  • Hydraulic Fracturing

    industry in North America. The unconventional reservoirs common attribute is that the permeability of the matrix is ultra-low where the permeability often has been improved by natural fractures or induced hydraulic fractures. Hydraulic fracturing creates highly conductive pathways for hydrocarbons from the reservoir into the wellbore. At high pressure, fracturing fluid which includes of proppant, water, and chemicals is pumped downhole to the wellbore. Once the pressure exceeds the fracture…

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  • Fracking Or Hydraulic Fracturing?

    Fracking, also known as hydraulic fracturing, is a type of drilling that uses water, sand and chemicals, shot at high pressure, to release energy resources trapped inside rocks. This recently new technology for drilling allows areas that were previously inaccessible for drilling, like very concentrated rocky areas, to now be opened up through fracking to obtain natural gases and oil. The water solution used with this drilling technique produces almost the same amount of “sludge” as an after…

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  • Global Climate Change: The Impact Of Fracking

    to climate change, environmental problems such as water and air pollution, species extinction, and deforestation are rampant, indicating the all-encompassing degradation of industrial activities on the natural world. However, hydraulic fracturing for natural gas poses the greatest current threat because its potential for environmental and human damage is vast and its management is fairly unregulated. Although hydraulic fracturing, often shortened to fracking, has been around since its first…

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  • Argumentative Essay On Fracking

    The website Greenpeace.org hosts an article titled Fracking’s Environmental Impacts: Water. The article discusses the many dangers hydraulic fracturing or fracking poses to water sources both above and below ground. The article also discusses the effects of poor regulation of hydraulic fracturing operations the fracking fluid that is used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Greenpeace.org does not waste any time letting the reader know how they feel about the practice of hydraulic…

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  • The Advantages Of Fracking

    Fracking As shale and fracking is increasing, the International Energy Agency projects that the United States could become the world’s leading oil producer by 2015 (WhatIsFracking.com). Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling down into the earth. A high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. Soon, water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at a high pressure, which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well (BBC.com).…

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  • The Importance Of Hydraulic Fracturing

    Why was your research and investigation important in advancing your knowledge on your topic? My research and investigation was important because it helped me to understand my topic, “Is Hydraulic Fracturing Environmentally Safe?” In order for me to have persuaded my audience with my claim I needed to research my topic from both points of view. Those who have researched the topic and feel that hydraulic fracturing is not environmentally safe but also those who defend and believe it is. The…

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  • Shale: Hydraulic Fracturing

    The United States of America leads the world in the production of natural gas. President Obama stated that the economic future for America will be fueled in large part by vast amounts of natural gas in his 2012 State of the Union Address. What the President failed to mention is how the process of hydraulic fracturing is effecting not only our environment but the lives of everyday Americans. Currently the Marcellus play is the largest operational shale play operating in the United States. This…

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  • Fracking Process Analysis

    Rock at high pressure which allows the gas to flow out to the head of the well. This process can be executed vertical and horizontally by drilling through the Rock layers. This allows new directional ways to release gases or used for existing channels to have better flow. The process is called hydraulic fracking because it refers to how the Rock if being broken apart by a high pressure mixture. Since you are digging deeper into the ground it can cause environmental concerns towards the earth.…

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