Title: Analysis: Methane Emission Intensity Decline In Top Shale Basins Author: Energy In Depth Publisher: Energy In Depth Date: April 25th, 2019 Full Article Here Summary: Increased natural gas consumption has generated a truly incredible story for the environment as U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest levels since 1992. -Methane emissions from onshore
Fracking is a safe and innovative way to harness otherwise inaccessible shale gas as a form of incredibly efficient energy.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is a decades old well completion technology that is often coupled with horizontal drilling to develop oil and natural gas resources from tight rock formations. Fracking occurs after drilling has been completed and involves pumping fluid — typically 99 percent water and sand, with an additional mixture of chemical additives — into the target formation at pressure in order to open up small fractures in the rock, which allow oil and gas to flow out of these tight formations.