FACT SHEET: Hydraulic Fracturing – A Benefit for the Environment and the Economy
Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, uses water pressure to create fissures in shale rock formations deep underground to release natural gas and oil. Advances in fracking and horizontal drilling technologies have unlocked billions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of millions of barrels of oil, created millions of jobs, and produced staggering amounts of economic activity. This shale energy revolution has made America the world’s top natural gas and oil producer, delivering lower energy prices for consumers in a safer, cleaner, more reliable way.
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