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Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)


Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) — a process in which fractures in hard-to-reach shale rock formations below the earth's surface are opened and widened by injecting water, chemicals, and sand under high pressure to extract natural gas and oil trapped in the shale rocks. It enables wells that would flow only at very low rates to produce oil and gas in commercially viable volumes.

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