What is oil fracking?
Oil fracking is the development of an oil field through a process similar to that of fracking for natural gas. The sole difference here, however, stands in the type of fuel being developed. Wells can produce oil only, natural gas only, or both oil and natural gas.
What is fracking water?
Fracking water makes up around 90% of the fracturing fluid used on a daily basis at drilling sites around the United States. All fluids, including fracking water, is recovered and recycled in a closed process. Often this water is reprocessed, however when the fracking water is removed from the system it is disposed of according to federal, state, and local laws.
What is fracking for natural gas?
Fracking for natural gas, as opposed to oil fracking, taps into vast resources around the United States. These resources, or shale plays, are ancient oceans that have formed into very hard shale deposits. Fracking for natural gas, through recently engineered, and quite advanced technical capabilities, has allowed for the domestic energy industry to estimate shale play holdings in the order of 750 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas.