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  • n. Alternative spelling of fracking.


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  • The practice -- more often known as fracing -- pumps millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals into wells at a high pressure.

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  • So what they do is they do this thing called fracing which many of us have read about in paper, where they crack the rock with explosives.

  • "But if the storage process required to do the fracing is the source of the contamination ... it's kind of a word game."

    The Clog

  • The federal agency said Thursday that the data is key to its study of the health impact of hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracing, which forces millions of gallons deep underground to release natural gas from shale formations.

  • Part of the success of those ventures is due to "fracing," a method of fracturing rock to get the gas inside moving.

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  • "fracking," "fraccing" or "fracing" - is a process in which fluid is injected into a well at very high pressures in order to either widen and deepen existing cracks or create new fractures in the tight formation. Chronicle

  • Wilt, has caught heat for his ties to the oil and gas industry and a controversial natural gas drilling process called "fracing", which he has kept under wraps until recently.

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  • A book, "Stupid to the Last Drop" by William Marsden about the ongoing environmental catastrophe brought about by mining of Alberta tar sands, also discusses the associated pollution in Alberta and Saskatchewan by "fracing" (pronounced "fracking") of coal bed seams for coal bed methane.

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  • A virtual tour of a well site in Lycoming County Pennsylvania during the 'fracing' process. - Articles related to Qatar to use biofuels? What about the country's energy consumption?

  • Industry officials say the risks have been exaggerated and that the method often called "fracing" or "fracking" has yet to be directly linked to any incidents of drinking water contamination. Chronicle


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