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Hydraulic fracturing is a technology used in the United States to help produce more than 7 billion barrels of oil and 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The technology has been used since the 1940s in more than 1 million wells in the United States.

Groundwater protection remains a main goal and is paramount to the success of well operation. The well’s design, casing and the inherent risk associated with the hydraulic fracturing process itself are all factors in new shale gas well development. Over the past 65 years, this technology has been used safely and successfully in over two million wells throughout the world. Regulators together with operators have mitigated many of environmental risks. Shale gas or natural gas producers most often leave a small wellhead and several storage tanks behind. A metering system is used to measure shale gas production.

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