Fracking wellpad in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, within state forest lands (2012). SkyTruth Galleries/Flickr, CC BY-NCThis article was co-written with Vicki Duscha of Fraunhofer ISI and Jan Kersting of TWS Partners.
The boom in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has led to an increase in the production of natural gas in the United States by about one-third since 2006. Production of has remained strong even when oil prices were low following the significant price drop in 2014. In light of the recent recovery of oil and gas prices, a 2017 report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts the shale revolution to get a …read more
Source: The Conversation