With the recent news about additional regulations and restrictions coming to the natural gas and oil industries in the United States, it’s important to make people understand the realities of this type work, and how it’s not the monster that some environmentalists make it out to be. It can actually offer quite a few benefits as well.
The tools and technology that go into fracking are very technologically advanced, and everything is designed with safety in mind. This includes the safety of the workers, as well as the safety of the environment. These companies know that a mistake can cost them a substantial amount of money. Leaks mean lost revenue that they will not be able to recoup. These companies are in the business of making money, and making things as safe as possible help them to achieve that primary goal.
Fracking is not a brand new “fly-by-night” type of drilling either. In fact, it has been in use for more than 60 years now. In that time, the equipment, techniques, and tools have all been improving. The industry is always taking new steps to ensure that there are fewer incidents of spills and accidents.
The United States is now the leading producer when it comes to natural gas, and fracking is to credit for this. What this really means is that the country is no longer reliant on foreign countries for the energy needs that it has. Instead of capitulating to demands from a foreign country when we need to have access to more oil and gas, we now have the upper hand. It also provides the country with a nice surplus, and that means lower prices for consumers.
Many states around the country have been very successful with fracking in the past few years. Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Texas have all done quite well. However, North Dakota is the current leader when it comes to output. The state is responsible for much of the reserve that the country now has on hand. Texas is the second highest producer.
Changing peoples’ minds about fracking is not easy, mostly because so many people have preconceived notions about what it is and what it means. It’s important to set the record straight and to help these people understand all of the good things that fracking can actually bring about for the communities that have wells, as well as the country as a whole.
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