derec said on April 19, 2013 at 10:14 a.m. interesting post thanks
Cameron said on April 11, 2013 at 12:54 a.m. I suggest to everyone reading this article, who may be concerned with hydraulic fracturing, that you research the process to a greater depth. If you walk into UT's petroleum engineering building, I'm certain you will find a professor who is happy to explain the process. To make a point, you may be surprised to discover that some of the same chemicals in fracturing fluid are also used in fastfood products such as milkshakes to thicken the content. The largest risk for water contamination lies with the cement job, which is used to create a seal between the well bore and the rock formation -- a vital component to the entire oil and gas production process, not just the fracturing stage. Simply put, fracking does not cause earthquakes. I've seen videos claiming that an areas drinking water was contaminated with gas. Think about how oil and gas was discovered. Certain geologic formations allowed oil to seep to the surface, NATURALLY. Still today, scenarios exist where oil and gas has migrated naturally into water aquifers near the surface. Oil and gas companies are not evil companies seeking profit at the cost of the public health and welfare. Oil and gas companies pay more than half of their profits to the government in taxes, fund research to improve current technology and fund research to develop new technology that may one day take us away from the need to fracture low perm reservoirs.