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Whitepaper: Hydraulic Fracturing

WHAT IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING?  Hydraulic fracturing is one of the final components of the overall drilling procedure and is used far below ground surface (often more than a mile) to allow the recovery of oil and gas. It is often confused with the entire drilling practice, but it is just one part. This fact sheet explains what hydraulic fracturing is, describes what concerns stakeholders have with the process, provides some technical explanations, and discusses the regulatory framework. Hydraulic fracturing is often referred to as “fracing,” pronounced fracking. WHY DO WE NEED HYDRAULIC FRACTURING?  Hydraulic fracturing is a cri ... Read More »