Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)

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Thu January 24, 2013

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Wed January 16, 2013

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Sat January 12, 2013
The Spotlight

The Natural Gas Boom: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 3:00 pm

An expert panel debates the pros and cons of the natural gas boom during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
Michael Alvarez
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The United States is in the midst of a natural gas boom — about 200,000 gas wells have been drilled in the past decade. The boom has been fueled by the use of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — which involves pumping a mixture of water and chemicals into the ground to get access to the gas.

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8:00am

Thu January 10, 2013

6:00am

Thu January 10, 2013
Oil and Gas

Why You Need An Explosives Bunker For Fracking

A screenshot from the GeoDynamics company website
perf.com

A bunker for housing explosives for fracking has been proposed for a site outside of Nunn. If built it will have the capacity to hold 7,000 pounds of prepackaged explosives.

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