hydraulic fracturing


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hydraulic fracturing

n.
The process of extracting oil or natural gas by injecting a mixture of water, sand or gravel, and certain chemicals under high pressure into well holes in dense rock to create fractures that the sand or gravel holds open, allowing the oil or gas to escape. Also called fracking.
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The New Brunswick Commission on Hydraulic Fracturing met privately with members of the Elsipogtog First Nation who said the risks of shale gas outweigh the benefits and they don't want the activity in their territory, reports the CBC.
Key Features Global market forecast for expenditure on produced water treatment and management, provision of hydraulic fracturing fluid and pre-treatment for enhanced oil recovery methods -- so you can identify the regions with the best prospects for your business over the next 5 years.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency on June 4 released a much-anticipated study of whether hydraulic fracturing contaminates drinking water supplies, concluding that while there have been some cases of contamination, the issue is not widespread.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on June 4 on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States.
Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled " Hydraulic Fracturing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2014 - 2022 " .
Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has welcomed the Legislative Council Environment and Public Affairs Committee's extensive report into hydraulic fracturing for unconventional gas.
The development of hydraulic fracturing technology has led to the usage of proppants.
With the widespread use of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, oil and natural gas resources--previously locked within thick, dense shale and tight sandstone formations--are no longer as expensive to develop.
Of wells currently being drilled, more than 90 percent use hydraulic fracturing.
PUBLIC sector upstream giant ONGC has taken another initiative for innovation in the field of hydraulic fracturing used for tapping shale gas and oil that has emerged as the game changer in the global oil and gas sector market.

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