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Vertical Hydraulic Fracturing

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Hydraulic fracturing is a technology used in the United States to help produce more than 7 billion barrels of oil and 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The technology has been used since the 1940s in more than 1.6 million wells in the United States.

Groundwater protection remains a main goal and paramount to the success of well operation. Both the well’s design, the casing and the inherent risk associated with the hydraulic fracturing process itself all factor into new shale gas well development. Over the years this technology has been used safely and successfully in over one million wells in the United States. Regulatory bodies, together with operators have mitigated many of the environmental risks. Shale gas or natural gas producers often leave a small wellhead behind along with several storage tanks and a metering system to measure shale gas production.

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