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Hydraulic Fracturing

Marcellus Shale Pennsylvania Videos

See four videos filmed in the Marcellus Shale area.

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Hydraulic Fracturing Well Construction

Hydraulic fracturing is a technology used in the United States to help produce more than 7 billion barrels of oil and 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.

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Video Tour of Operations

See how natural gas resources are vital to our country’s energy security and economy.

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Overview of Industry Guidance/Best Practices on Hydraulic Fracturing

These best practices are developed by industry experts in a variety of areas of technology and operations.

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Shale Answers

Shale energy is the answer. It creates jobs, stimulates the economy and provides a secure energy future for America. Learn more about shale resources and how it impacts your life.

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Environmental Protection for Onshore Oil and Gas Production Operation and Leases

This standard provides environmentally sound practices, including reclamation guidelines, for domestic onshore oil and gas production operations.

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65-2 Isolating Potential Flow Zones

This standard contains practices for isolating potential flow zones, an integral element in maintaining well integrity.

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Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale

This study estimates the economic impacts of current and future Marcellus development activity.

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Duplicative Hydraulic Fracturing Rules

The U.S. economy could suffer a severe blow if federal regulators demand duplicative oversight of hydraulic fracturing, a commonly used well-stimulation and completion technology already regulated by the states, part two of a three-part study by IHS Global Insight has found.

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Hydraulic Fracturing at a Glance

Technical innovation is opening the door to abundant new natural gas resources. Recent innovations combining hydraulic fracturing with horizontal drilling in shale formations has unlocked vast new supplies of natural gas, allowing the nation to get to the energy it needs today, and transforming our energy future. Having abundant, clean-burning, domestic, reliable supplies of natural gas means more jobs and higher incomes and a better energy future for all Americans.

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