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A Glance on Hydraulic Fracturing: Benefits, Concerns, and Future

Natural gas and oil are extracted from subterranean rock formations via hydraulic fracturing. This procedure includes applying high pressure to a solution of water, sand, and chemicals to fracture the rock, allowing the gas and oil to flow more freely. Hydraulic fracturing has been the topic of heated debate despite being used more frequently recently due to worries about its potential effects on the environment and public health. The terminology, procedures, and proppants used in hydraulic fracturing operations are all covered in this document. Also, it covers the environmental issues raised by hydraulic fracturing, including as waste management and disposal and groundwater contamination. Economic benefits of hydraulic fracturing are discussed, including increased domestic production, job creation, and reduction in dependence on foreign oil. Advancements and innovations in hydraulic fracturing, including the use of alternative fluids, enhanced recovery techniques, and new technologies, are also discussed. Finally, the paper concludes with a discussion of the future of hydraulic fracturing, including projections for future growth, its impact on the energy industry, and the ongoing debate over its future. This paper aims to provide a comprehensive and impartial overview of hydraulic fracturing, and to inform readers about the benefits and drawbacks of this technology.

Unconventional, Shale Gas, Natural Gas Extraction, Hydraulic Fracturing, Proppants

APA Style

Mubarek Alpkiray, Emre Can Dundar. (2023). A Glance on Hydraulic Fracturing: Benefits, Concerns, and Future. Science Journal of Energy Engineering, 11(2), 19-25.

ACS Style

Mubarek Alpkiray; Emre Can Dundar. A Glance on Hydraulic Fracturing: Benefits, Concerns, and Future. Sci. J. Energy Eng. 2023, 11(2), 19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.sjee.20231102.11

AMA Style

Mubarek Alpkiray, Emre Can Dundar. A Glance on Hydraulic Fracturing: Benefits, Concerns, and Future. Sci J Energy Eng. 2023;11(2):19-25. doi: 10.11648/j.sjee.20231102.11

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