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Unconventional resource development

Natural gas is an abundant, reliable and versatile fuel source that omits up to 60 percent less CO2 than coal when used for power generation. Learn more about the process of unlocking natural gas found in shale and other tight rock formations.

Hydraulic fracturing - how it works

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” is the process of extracting oil or natural gas from shale reservoirs. Hydraulic fracturing is a time-tested, proven technology that has been safely used in more than a million wells worldwide since the 1940s.