Focus on hydraulic fracturing

Shale gas map

Shale Gas preview from the National Oil and Gas Assessment (NOGA) interactive map.

The United State Geological Survey (USGS) has recently launched a new website focused on hydraulic fracturing (commonly known as “fracking”).  This technology for extracting petroleum and natural gas from source rocks has raised environmental concerns globally. 

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Energy Resources Program site includes data from various research projects on hydraulic fracturing underway at various offices of the agency.

The web site also includes a multimedia gallery (imagery, Congressional briefings, public lectures, …) which could be useful for class presentations or papers.

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