Natural gas emits over 25% less carbon dioxide than oil and over 40% less than coal, It is also cheaper to use than oil and gasoline. Furthermore, natural gas produces 60% to 90% less smog-inducing pollutants than oil, gas and coal, consequently, acid rain will be less frequent and less damage is done to the ozone layer. Natural gas is also less flammable than gasoline, making it safer when transported or stored (Stephenson (2010) (page 55-56)).
Although Fracking gives us energy it is drilled from underneath the ground which can cause earthquakes. Natural gas is a gas that occurs beneath the earth’s surface. If a site seems promising an exploratory well may be drilled to collect data.In the united states and some other countries oil is drilled right from shales. So in conclusion Fracking is a good and bad thing for the world because it gives humans the energy they need but Fracking also causes a lot of problems.
Developing these natural gas resources can help enhance the country’s energy security, strengthen local and state economies, and fuel job growth. Many Americans, oppose any kind of pollution. However, here are reasons to support fracking: 1. It can lead to our nation becoming energy independent 2. It will provide an enormous boost to our state and local economies 3. It has already driven down natural gas prices to the point where utilities are replacing dirty coal-fired power plants with cleaner natural gas-burning plans and increasingly vehicles are burning natural gas instead of dirtier gasoline 4. It will provide many well-paying jobs to geologists, well drillers, office workers, truck drivers, construction workers, and many more.
PRO FRACKING: Increasing reliance on natural gas, rather than coal, is indisputably creating widespread public health benefits, as the burning of natural gas produces fewer harmful particles in the air. The major new supply of natural gas produced through fracking is displacing the burning of coal, which each year contributes to the
The Canadian net electricity graphs shows that natural gas is the second most uses resource in country next to coal which is the first. Personally, I think this not answer to produce energy there are many other alternatives ways to create such as wind, solar, geothermal, and other sources that produce fewer or no harm to the air. We have been Less focus on Renewable Energy Sources. If we are relying on fossil fuels and we have found a way to be able to rely on them for longer, we are going to stop our research on renewable energy. There are many scientists in Canada and around the world that started looking into process and began to make them run on other reassures such as water, hydrogen, and also biomass and geothermal. Not only does hydraulic fracturing is harming our atmosphere, researchers has found out fracturing has been tied to earthquakes. During 2015 Alberta had earthquakes occurring at small town called fox creek, where the population was about 3000 people located near western Alberta. The small town had at least 50 quakes during 3-month period. Throughout those 3 months, the magnitude came out to at least 4.4. According to geophysicist, this was likely tied to
Natural gas is considered to be the most important natural resource nationwide and considerably plentiful in the United States but developing it has always been a challenge. Fracking technology has made it possible to drill both vertically and horizontally to tap into natural gas reserves that were previously inaccessible. This techniques that has been around since the 1940’s has reformed energy production worldwide.
It is important to have access to more gas and oil because the world's supply of these resources will continue to dwindle( List Of Top 9 Pros And Cons Of Fracking, 2015).Renewable energy has not been fully developed yet. Fracking also improves air quality because using natural gas to generate electricity provides better air quality than coal would.Being able to keep the pollution down means that the air around us is healthier and in return that makes us healthier. Fracking has even produced more jobs.In 2012, the oil and gas industry in America employed more than 1.2 million people, which further increased due to fracking( List Of Top 9 Pros And Cons Of Fracking, 2015). Not only that, being able to get oil from United States soil instead of foreign soil makes us less dependent on foreign oil which is a good thing. The biggest conflict with those who support fracking and who do not is a philosophical
Fracking also does us some good things to bolster our oil/natural gas standing in the world economy as well as nationally. As of now, hydrofracking has the potential to push our oil and natural gas supply beyond what it is now(Pros and Cons of Fracking) and possibly create a surplus that will last decades. Like other big industries, it creates much-needed jobs that millions of people will need to be able to sustain themselves(Pros and Cons of Fracking). While it is unfavorable among the people, it is, indeed, buying time for the renewables to develop to a point where they can be put into place and steadily replace fossil fuels as a whole(Pros and Cons of Fracking). Natural gas plants could replace coal powered plants and reduce carbon emission
“The boom in domestic natural gas productions is an example of American innovation changing the game,” states Hillary Clinton. Today the United States is producing more natural gas from fracking than anybody else. Fracking is used on a daily basis by most people. Fracking helps our lives daily. Without fracking our lives wouldn’t be the same today. Fracking is beneficial because it increases the reliance on natural gas than coal, it opens up more job opportunities, and it lowers energy cost although it has a great chance of increasing
Natural gas is a non-renewable resource, meaning that it will not last forever. If the production of natural gas continues at the same rate, it will only last for approximately another 91 years. Natural gas is a power source used to power particular things in homes, for example heaters, hot water and stoves. The way this particular power source is produced/sourced is that at the bottom of the ocean, deceased animals and plants etc. otherwise called organic matter are found and can be broken down into the formation of natural gas through a series of wells and pipes, and delivered to homes and businesses and other places where natural gas is used through the pipes. Scientists are trying to find other resources for gas because they are aware that the current one won’t last and that they are harming the environment and habitats of creatures in the sea through this procedure. This procedure is called Hydraulic Fracturing, otherwise known as ‘fracking’. Part of the fracking procedure is that a high water pressure is sent through tubes and pipes under water being forced onto different rocks. This water, however, contains several harmful chemicals that damage the organisms and animals and their habitats under water. Once the rock is cracked/ fractured, the oil and gas is carried back up the pipes. The air is also polluted in this procedure as the findings of the fracking process are relocated into either evaporators or into condensation tanks releasing dangerous
The economic and political benefits of increased natural gas usage are frequently touted. Since oil imports account for about half of the U.S. trade deficit (Williamson) then any reduction in our reliance on "foreign oil" would certainly have some impact. More significantly, as McGlynn notes "geopolitical turmoil has put foreign sources at risk" (1052). Disruption of these sources, mainly from the Persian Gulf, continues to haunt the foreign policy of the United States. Our continued dependence on this Middle Eastern petroleum pipeline paints our nation's administrations in a corner when taking a stand against human rights violations, rigged elections, and other practices to which our
In the face of looming environmental concerns such as air pollution and waste disposal while searching for resources, fracking for natural gas has become a widely debated topic. Fracking for natural gas however, if done responsibly, can have potentially huge benefits that outweigh any cost. There are a few major reasons that natural gas fracking Companies that resort to fracking for natural gas are under immense pressure to disclose their methods, and in accordance to the law, they yield that information willingly. Companies also are required to frack in accordance to water boundaries, or in locations that cant harm water supplies essential to certain areas such as towns or habitats. Natural gas fracking also has 3 interlinked benefits: social improvement, positive economic improvement, and even an environmental benefit, relating to how natural gas is reusable and has reduced emissions. Alternative energy sources are needed in todays times where oil and coal aid in the damage of our atmosphere, and natural gas fracking can help with that wish.
Fracking for Natural Gas has become a much debated issue across the United States. Industry leaders try to emphasize the benefits of what the practice holds and environmental groups in America question industry safety procedures. Industries try to promote the benefits of Natural Gases over other energy sources in the United States, such as coal, windmills, and solar energy. The Natural Gas industry has also had a positive role in economic growth by providing Americans with employment. But there are some arguable benefits of Fracking, some public health officials, environmentalist and scientists are not really convinced that it is worth the potential risks of Fracking. However, there are some regulations and guidelines at federal and state levels
The demand for natural resources and other earthly materials continue to rise exponentially throughout the world, especially due to rising populations. Some issues that are in support of fracking include having the opportunity to access an alternative source of fuel, creates more jobs in the oil and gas industry, lowers taxes for Americans by using domestic oil, helps to make certain countries less dependent on others for their resources, stimulates the economy, and also helps to improve overall air quality by using natural gas for electricity instead of coal. According to a study on the “Economic Impacts of the Oil and Natural Gas Industry on the US Economy in 2011” done by Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP “The US oil and natural gas industry’s total employment impact to the national economy in 2011, combining the operational and capital investment impacts, amounted to 9.8 million full-time and part-time jobs and accounted for 5.6 percent of total US employment.” Fracking to access more natural gas and oil not only has helped many to be employed in these industries, but also has a great impact on the way one attains electricity. Some values in support of fracking include profit, quality of life capitalism, sustainability, and economic power.
The importance of natural gas is to replace the role of oil in the economy. Natural gas is good for the US because it can produce natural gas domestically. It has plenty of energy for use in people’s homes and in industry. It will help the US economy cope with the depletion of peak oil production. Crude oil is nearly three times as expensive as Natural gas. (Pipeline, 2009-2013)