Fracking and Tar Sands
The objective of this study is to examine the issues of fracking or hydraulic fracturing and tar sands or oil sands.
Fracking is described as "the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside." (Dangers of Fracking, 2015, p. 1)
There is a great debate that is ongoing concerning the process of fracking and specifically reported on one side of the debate in Bloomberg View is that "Fracking Water is Shaking Oklahoma" (2015, p. 1) The report states that Oklahoma "had 585 earthquakes with a magnitude 3.0 or greater (big enough for people to easily feel) -- almost three times as many as California had and up from an average of just two a year before 2009. Not coincidentally, that's when oil and gas drillers began injecting wastewater from fracking operations into thousands of underground wells. In the past week alone, Oklahomans have felt the earth move eight times -- which is probably eight times more than nature intended them to. It's enough to get officials, even in a drilling-friendly...
1) It has been known for many years by geologists that changes to underground pressure known to occur when water is injected that it causes earthquakes. The following image illustrates the increase in earthquakes in Oklahoma claimed to be due to the process of fracking in that state.
Oklahoma Earthquake Reports
Clearly, something is resulting in an increase in earthquakes in the state of Oklahoma and apparently geologists blame the process of fracking.
It is reported as well by the website 'Food and Water Watch' as follows: "The entire process of fracking -- from drilling a well to transporting waste -- endangers our water and the health of our communities. There is clear evidence of the growing damage caused by fracking." (2015, p. 1) Stated to be problems in areas near fracking sites are the following: (1) individuals living near these sites have acquired serious health issues from drinking water that is contaminated; (2) Individuals can "light their tap on fire due to the amount of methane in their water; (3) there is no requirement for the oil and gas industry to report the chemicals used in the process of fracking although "many are…
Fracking in Colorado Hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") is not a new approach to locating and exploiting gas and oil in the United States. It has been used as a strategy since 1949, according to Earthworks, an environmental group. Fracking is a strategy oil and gas companies use to retrieve quantities of oil and gas that are trapped in shales, coalbed formations and other underground areas that have previously been drilled. The environmental
Fracking and Ethics Introduction While “fracking”—the term applied to the practice of hydraulic fracturing of rock to gain access to the oil or gas underground—has been hailed as a revolutionary way for the oil industry to draw oil from previously hard to reach places, there are a variety of ethical issues surrounding the practice (Evensen & Stedman, 2018). Stakeholders in the issue of fracking go beyond those in the oil/gas industry, however.
Hydraulic fracking of gas and oil wells in the northeast region of the United States is controversial, and it has the potential to create devastating and long lasting environmental damage and human health problems. How this part of the country been affected by fracking Industrial gas exploration including horizontal exploration using high-volume fracking, results in significant adverse effects. These effects are an outcome of activities like; changes in usage of land road building
Fracking While "fracking" (hydraulic fracturing) certainly poses some major economic and industrial benefits for America (described by Seamus as the Saudi Arabia of natural gas), the practice still poses a number of questions as well as potential threats to both the environment and the health of humanity. The question that advocates of fracking would prefer persons to ask is whether or not this is a viable alternative to oil consumption
Hydraulic Fracturing Fracking Fracking or hydraulic fracturing can be described as a process of drilling deep the earth after which a high pressure water mixture can be directed within the rocks for the gas trapped beneath the sand to be released. The rock is injected with sand, chemical and water at high pressure that will make the gas underneath to flow out on top of the well. As much as fracking has its
1. Executive summary While the extraction of natural gas by means of hydraulic fracturing is a decade- long practice, of late, it has witnessed immense development owing to advancements in the area of horizontal drilling which enables gas and oil operators to now harness earlier- unprofitable natural gas reserves within rock formations. Extant extraction- related policies combine state-federal alliances and voluntary endeavors by private organizations. More unprejudiced, scientific studies providing details