Environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing Current Affairs, GK & News

Advantages and Negative Impacts of the Fracking

The process of extracting shale oil and gas requires deep vertical drilling followed by horizontal drilling since the shale gas and oil are unconventional natural resources found at 2,500-5,000 m below the earth’s surface, as compared to conventional crude oil found at 1,500 m. The most common way to extract shale gas is ‘hydraulic fracturing’ ..

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