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Fracking

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Fracking rate
(Noun) involves drilling underground and releasing a high-pressure mix of water, sand, and chemicals to crack rocks and release gas stored inside
Usage: In the US, shale gas is extracted by way of fracking.

fracking rate
(Verb) Slang term for hydraulic fracturing. Fracking is the drilling method that uses water, sand and other additives to expand fissures in underground rocks to free oil or natural gas trapped within them. Before the development of fracking, it was not commercially viable to try to mine these resources with existing technology.
Usage: After fracking in the abandoned mine, engineers determined that reopening the mine to extract more oil was commercially viable.

fracking rate
(Noun) hydraulic fracturing
fracking rate
(Noun) hydraulic fracturing; the process of creating cracks in rock formations by injecting fluid into cracks to force them open to collect the gas that seeps out
Usage: Can fracking help alleviate energy problems?

fracking rate
(Noun) The extraction of natural gas through the process of hydraulic fracturing.
Usage: Fracking on hunting grounds is causing friction between hunters and oil companies.


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