Why is shale gas important and what is fracking?

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According to the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory: “Natural gas use is distributed across several sectors of the economy. It is an important energy source for the industrial, commercial and electrical generation sectors, and also serves a vital role in residential heating. Although forecasts vary in their outlook for future demand for natural gas, they all have one thing in common: natural gas will continue to play a significant role in the U.S. energy picture for some time to come.”

Read about modern shale development and fracking technology here.

  • 2011 MIT Study on Fracking here.
  • 2004 EPA Study on Fracking here.
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