- A handful of other nations are investing in hydraulic fracturing to extract petroleum and natural gas.
- Fracking is used to extract natural gas from the Montney shale formation in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.
- Fracking is used to extract natural gas from the Sichuan basin in China.
- Fracking is used to extract petroleum from the Taranaki shale formation in New Zealand.
- One of the most active sites of fracking for oil is the Bakken shale formation, stretching from western North Dakota and Montana through the southern part of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
- Fracking is used to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation in the northern Appalachian Basin, extending through the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.
- One of the first places hydraulic fracturing technology was used was the Barnett shale formation in northern Texas.
to pull out.
coal, oil, or natural gas. Fossil fuels formed from the remains of ancient plants and animals.
process usually used to extract oil and natural gas in which fractures in the Earth's surface are opened and widened by injecting water, chemicals, and sand at high pressure. Also called hydraulic fracturing.
type of fossil fuel made up mostly of the gas methane.
fossil fuel formed from the remains of ancient organisms. Also called crude oil.
type of sedimentary rock.
knowledgeable or complex.
the science of using tools and complex machines to make human life easier or more profitable.
unconventional gas trapped in impermeable rock formations.
petroleum trapped in often-impermeable rock formations.