Taking a Look at Fracking

2174 WordsJan 30, 20189 Pages
Research Fracking Have you ever thought about what it took to get the goods you own from the manufacturer home? It may seem hard to believe, but “96% of the manufactured goods we use every day contain products that were made possible with natural gas feedstock” (energyfromshale.org). Aside from my third period global teacher lecturing for a living, he makes great amount of money fracking. At first glance the word may be misread or even start a few chuckles here or there. Fracking has huge potential in the United States with the major basins containing trillions of cubic feet of shale gas. The production of fracking has vastly increased over the years and the United States has started to rely on our own resources rather than our own. This industry has brought up new companies and jobs around the country. To understand the controversy behind hydraulic fracturing, the process and history should be made clear. Hydraulic fracturing was first invented in 1997 and is basically a technique and form of mining. Rather than searching for solid minerals such as copper, silver or gold. When it comes to fracturing, the real money comes in from the shale gas. Shale gas is a natural gas found underneath Earth’s surface within the cracks and crevices of the rock walls. Gas and oil is usually formed over thousands and thousands of years under large bodies of water, where organic materials have died. The organic material of plants and animals settle to the bottom of the waters floor and
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