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“Fracking” is a 60-year-old, proven technology

Industry hype and marketing

FACT: While hydraulic fracturing has been used in energy development since the late 1940s, uncconventional development of gas using high volume, slickwater fraccing from long laterals with  multi-well pads and clustered drilling has only become possible since ~2007 and is still being developed. The differences between conventional “fracking” and the new suite of technological advancements, as well as impacts of this much more intensive practice, is explained in detail here.