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  • n. Hydraulic fracturing.


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  • "What I want to know," said Sharon Wilson, a longtime anti-drilling activist who maintains a running blog on problems associated with shale activity, "is how the gas companies can call fraccing fluid 'salt water' when 1 percent of that fluid is enough to kill 17 cows, most of them within an hour?"


  • I'll cover it at a later date, so feel free to vent your "fraccing" anger at that time.

    Peak Oil News and Message Boards

  • This would be a blow to exploration and production companies, but possibly a considerable financial boon to service companies with the right stuff to do the rock fracturing, a field known as "fraccing" in the industry.

    Energy Bulletin -

  • Critics abound, but hydraulic 'fraccing' promises to tap vast new supplies. - Articles related to Too sweet, too cheap and full of ghastly chemicals - why even Americans can't stand ...

  • The new technology of horizontal fraccing has made it economically feasible to drill into vast shale deposits in many states, even famously difficult ones like Michigan and New York.

    Notable & Quotable

  • Thereafter, current plans call for perforating and fraccing approximately 50 meters of Rotliegend in the upper portion of the well where porosity is approximately 9-10%.

  • This is the most important, as fraccing can be up to 40% of total well costs.

  • Zipper fracs allow for simultaneous fraccing and plug & perf operations.

  • Furthermore, we have six additional wells that have completed fracture stimulation operations and should commence production in the near term, five wells fraccing and 13 wells waiting on completion.

  • Next step is to outlaw hydraulic fraccing of wells.

    Jihad Monitor


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