Coal bed methane

What is fracking and why is it used?

Fracking is a technique used to fracture rocks using high pressure fluid so that oil and natural gas can be exploited where conventional techniques cannot be used. As it plays a major role in the exploitation of unconventional gas sources, the two terms have come to be seen as synonymous.This short article briefly outlines the different types of unconventional gas and the role fracking may play in their exploitation.

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