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Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Source: Heartland
Written By: James M. Taylor

Research & Commentary: Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas

New natural gas discoveries in shale rock formations and rapid technological advances to recover the gas have improved the U.S. domestic energy outlook. The nation’s domestic natural gas reserves are so abundant that the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts within a few years electricity from natural gas will be less expensive than from coal. Some environmental activist groups, however, are trying to shut down natural gas production, especially production from shale, arguing environmental harms outweigh the economic benefits. (more…)