We are hearing a lot about the Administration’s leadership in driving oil production up. The fact is that production on federal offshore and onshore areas is down.
Gasoline prices are higher today at least in part because government has neglected to pay sufficient attention to the importance of producing more of our own oil and natural gas.
American oil and gas producers have deployed new technologies to provide access to trapped oil and gas once thought inaccessible. The combination of horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing has provided the country with a vast new supply of natural gas and increased domestic oil production.
Explore the many ways the oil and natural gas industry use the latest technologies to help protect groundwater during the hydraulic fracturing process.
In the Marcellus, about 10% to 30% of the fluid used to fracture a well returns to the surface and is captured with produced gas. This fluid is called produced water.