fossil fuel has always been extractable from the natural fissures in certain rock formations, some of these deposits are too diffuse to
be economically feasible using traditional drilling methods.
demand, however, has spurred the development of fracturing technology such as in New Mexico.
Pioneered in West Texas, fracking is being used to increase the
productivity of drill sites in shale that previously were too expensive
Fracking is dependent on fracturing fluid, typically
comprised of water-based concoctions riddled with assortments of
chemicals. The chemical makeup of the fluid varies from company to
The process of fracking involves forcing the tainted water
straight down into the earth. By pumping fracturing fluid deep into the
rock formation fissures under the earth, the cracks are expanded and
combined. These expanded cracks allow one single well to tap into
multiple diffuse deposits.
this new drilling technology allows relatively cheaper drilling for the
oil companies, the dangers of such extreme practice brings costs to
public health and the environment. Read More