Hydraulic Fracking

What is Hydraulic Fracking ?

The Basics of Hydraulic Fracking

Essentially Hydraulic Fracturing is the fracturing of rock by pressurized liquid. Hydraulic Fracking is used to drill through the Earth down to the Marcellus Shale to extract natural gas from the shale. The first experimental use of hydraulic fracturing was in 1947.

The Marcellus Shale

Marcellus shale is the rock that the pressurized liquid break down. It releases the pressured gas and oil through the well. Then it is collected and converted.

Photographs of Hydraulic Fracturing