Saturday , 23 September 2017


Shale Gas Info: What is Shale? What is Fracking? What Does Its Future Mean For America?

 

Natural gas has the potential to bridge the gap between the current oil dominated energy mix and sustainable renewables. It’s cheap, abundant, and the cleanest fossil fuel in the world. In fact, at today’s consumption rates, estimated US natural gas resources could be used to supply domestic electricity generation for 52 years.That being said, shale gas is trapped thousands of feet underground. How do we extract it and what does the process look like? The infographic below has all the details.

In association with the Rational Middle Energy Series, a video series on energy and how it fits into our future, and www.VisualCapitalist.com,  this infographic* is brought to you by Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and www.FinancialArticleSummariesToday.com (A site for sore eyes and inquisitive minds). This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.

The What, Where, and How of Shale Gas

 

With proper regulation and risk management, natural gas drilling and fracking will be a worthwhile step towards a renewable energy future.

*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/portfolio/the-what-where-and-how-of-shale-gas-part-1

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