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Hydraulic Fracturing

Unlocking America’s Natural Gas Resources

Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are safely unlocking vast U.S. reserves of oil and natural gas found in shale and other tight-rock formations. Developing energy from shale is an advanced process that uses the latest drilling technologies and equipment. As for what fracking means to the United States – the answers, are security, economic growth and jobs, jobs, jobs.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) details how surging domestic oil production is narrowing net petroleum imports – from 60 percent of what the United States used in 2005 to 45 percent in 2011. This change is driven by production from unconventional reserves using fracking and horizontal drilling.

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Hydraulic Fracturing | Charts

Hydraulic Fracturing | Graphics

Oil and gas production from hydraulic fracturing charts

Shale And Tight Oil Production, Dry Shale Gas Production

Shale plays

Unlocking shale gas now guarantees the U.S. more than a 100-year supply of clean-burning natural gas

Estimated petroleum and natural gas hydrocarbon production

Estimated Petroleum and Natural Gas Hydrocarbon Production in Selected Countries

petroleum and other liquids supply and disposition

Petroleum and Other Liquids Supply and Disposition, Reference Case

hydraulic fracturing benefits

Hydraulic Fracturing - Jobs and the economy

hydraulic fracturing drilling: no confirmed groundwater contamination over past 60 years

Hydraulic Fracturing Drilling - There have been no confirmed cases of groundwater contamination from hydraulic fracturing itself in 1 million wells fracked over the past 60 years.

hydraulic fracturing mixture

Hydraulic Fracturing Stimulation - The fracturing mixture consists primarily of fresh water mixed with some sand and a small proportion of common chemicals.

hydraulic fracturing federal regulations

Federal Statutes Regulate Every Step of the Hydraulic Fracturing Process

Existing regulations covering well design requirements

Existing Regulations Covering Well Design Requirements

hydraulic fracturing well construction

Hydraulic Fracturing Well Construction - Proper well construction provides groundwater protection.

hydraulic fracturing PA water usage

Pennsylvania Annual Water Usage Example

hydraulic fracturing water treatment technologies

Water Treatment Technologies

hydraulic fracturing methane leakage all time low

Methane Leakage - Thanks to increased use of natural gas, U. S. energy related emissions of CO2 are at their lowest point in two decades.

hydraulic fracturing innovations promote safe and environmentally friendly practices

Innovations Promote Safe and Environmentally Friendly Practices