fracking


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frack·ing

 (frăk′ĭng)
[From frac(tur)ing.]

fracking

(ˈfrækɪŋ)
n
(General Engineering) a method of releasing oil or gas from rock by forcing liquid at high pressure into the rock
[C20: shortened from fracturing (see fracture) ]
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It's currently an insurable risk that has not gotten too much attention from the insurance marketplace right now," he said, "because we need more evidence that there's a link between seismic activity and fracking.
This poses a grave worry to drinking water supplies (there are 3,751 such horizontal wells in Pennsylvania alone), made worse by the fact that gas companies undertaking such fracking are exempt from most of the major environmental laws that might protect consumers, including the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
The fracking debate is moving forward on two separate stages in Washington.
The report is an update to KBRA's report of January 27, 2012 - "Potential Impact of Natural Gas Fracking on Municipal Bond Issuers.
The decision follows a recent campaign by Torfaen FoE to ban fracking in the area, with a petition signed by hundreds of people.
The fracking fluid and chemicals are used for hydraulic fracturing after the completion of drilling of oil and gas reserves.
A 1,500 strong petition calling on fracking to be banned in Wales has been handed in at the Senedd.
THE GOVERNMENT has failed small businesses with its renewables strategy and the same must not be allowed to happen with fracking, the Federation of Small Businesses in the North East has said.
NICOLA Sturgeon faced calls last night to reveal what assurances she had given tycoon Jim Ratcliffe about fracking.
Separately, state oil regulators have drafted rules requiring companies to test groundwater and alert landowners before fracking or other well stimulation.
A GROUP opposed to fracking has arranged public meetings on Teesside.
THE most reliable information on fracking comes from the country in which it probably started, the USA.