Fracking is considered one of the most controversial methods of obtaining Earth’s natural gases. It

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Fracking is considered one of the most controversial methods of obtaining Earth’s natural gases. It is also known as hydraulic fracturing, which is drilling and introducing fluid (mostly water) into the ground to get certain rocks to produce natural gases. Fracking could cause devastating effects to the environment. According to the article “Hydraulic Fracturing 101” on the web-site earthworks.com, fracking can not only use up a lot of water, but it can also contaminate groundwater. Two to ten million gallons of water can be used to fracture a single well. Also the water used to fracture has many additives, such as hydrochloric acid, that can prove deadly to those who come in contact with them. In “Hydraulic Fracturing 101” it stated that…show more content…
After the fracturing process is over, GasFrac is able to recover one hundred percent of it’s fracturing components, un-like conventional fracturing which can leave up to 80% of it’s fracturing liquids in the ground, which causes pollution and extensive cleanup. Also it takes much less space to store LPG, which decreases the amount of trucks needed to transport it compared to conventional fracking. As you can see, there are more positive factors to LPG vs. conventional fracking liquids than being water-less.
But how does water-less fracking work? GasFrac.com stats that the GasFrac system is completely closed, pressurized well, that doesn’t allow any exposure to the air around it. Due to this there is no vapor build-up, or air pollution. The injection process uses LPG combined in a mixer with sand, which stimulates the release of gas from the rocks in the ground below the GasFrac system. After the process is done, all the fracturing fluids, and natural gases are efficiently recovered, leaving less of a footprint in the environment and reducing cleanup. The process itself is also much more efficient than fracking with water, getting a greater uptake in less time. The system itself is controlled completely by computers. The personnel doesn’t even have to be near the GasFrac system while its fracking, which means greater workers safety. Monitors are constantly examining the work-site searching for any sort of gas build-up, or LPG release into the

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