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Understanding the Fracking Landscape

Posted by Jeffrey Karp on 5/5/15 8:01 AM

The approach in the United States to modernizing energy markets has entailed an “all of the above strategy”—a combination of retiring coal plants and supplanting “dirty” carbon intensive fuels with natural gas and renewable energy sources of power. The advent of horizontal drilling technology together with hydraulic fracturing (referred to here as “fracking”) has transitioned the United States from a massive net energy importer to an energy exporter. As a result, in 2013 the U.S. energy consultancy PIRA reported that the United States had officially outpaced Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer.

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Topics: Fracking, Energy Policy, Oil & Gas


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