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What is the process of fracking?

Nia C

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process that involves injecting water deep into the ground to create tiny cracks in shale formations, which allows more oil or natural gas to flow for production.

What is fracking used for?

Jeremy H

Fracking is a process used to obtain oil and natural gas from shale formations deep in the ground.

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Is natural gas renewable?

Don C

While natural gas can not be replaced as fast as needed by demand, the fuel is much cleaner than other fossil fuels, such as coal, making it an affordable and environmentally friendly option for meeting energy demand.

What is natural gas composed of?

Kellie J

Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, along with other hydrocarbons such as ethane, butane and propane.

Which country produces the most natural gas?

Teresa W

The United States has been the top producer of natural gas since 2009.

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What does NGL stand for?

Samuel S

Natural Gas Liquids


How much oil is in Texas?

Edna E

According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2018 Texas held the largest proved reserves of any state in the United States, with 19.6 billion barrels. Proved reserves are estimated volumes of hydrocarbon resources that analysis of geologic and engineering data demonstrates with reasonable certainty are recoverable under existing economic and operating conditions.

Where was the first commercial oil well in the United States?

WEndy W

On August 27, 1859, George Bissell and Edwin L. Drake made the first successful use of a drilling rig on a well, drilled especially to produce oil, at a site on Oil Creek near Titusville, Pennsylvania.