frack


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frack

(fræk)
vb
to undertake frackingto release (oil or gas) from (rock) by forcing liquid at high pressure into the rock

frack

(fræk)
adj
eager; keen; readystrong; hearty
vb (intr)
to move quickly or with agility
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The BBC programme reported the largest investment in fracking among North West public sector pension funds was made by the Greater Manchester scheme, a fund worth more than [pounds sterling]17bn, which has sunk almost [pounds sterling]1bn into companies that frack globally.
(84) Gas companies wishing to frack must apply for a Petroleum Exploration and Development License through the national Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Communicating the technical details that separate earthquakes likely triggered by oil and gas wastewater disposal from temblors correlated to frack jobs may be more challenging, said Oklahoma Geological Survey Director Jeremy Boak.
The study, which the agency called the "most complete compilation of scientific data to date," focused on five issues related to drinking water: withdrawals of millions of gallons of water needed to frack each well; the mixing of chemicals into fracking fluid; the high-pressured injections of that fluid; tainted water that flows back to the surface; and wastewater treatment and disposal.
Representatives and legal counsel from the Water Board visited council members Sam Fruscione and Glenn Choolokian after the ordinance passage, putting them on notice that a lawsuit was likely to be filed that would challenge the frack banning ordinance and the council's authority to issue the ordinance.
Phelim McAleer, producer of Frack Nation, a rebuttal to and expose of Fox's Gasland, viewed the matter from a slightly different perspective:
No matter what you believe, by November you'll look at "Frack" as the new "F" word, guaranteed.
The ban came after Shoal Point Energy made a controversial proposal to frack both on- and offshore in an area surrounded by Gros Morne National Park, also a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Enterprising petroleum engineers have been hard at work trying to find ways to frack without water.