Unconventional oil and natural gas play a key role in our nation's clean energy future. The U.S. has vast reserves of such resources that are commercially viable as a result of advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies.
4 states confirm water pollution from drilling. PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed
Each drill site requires between 3 and 5 million gallons of water per frack Fracking: Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is the process of injecting fluids under high pressure into a well to create fractures in deep shale rock that allow natural gas to escape..
Getting to the gas. Gas is extracted by drilling wells into the ground, through the geographic layers, to reach the gas deposits. The gas industry often talks about two main types of natural gas, which actually have nothing to do with the gas itself, but rather where it's found:
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.