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According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), 33 percent of technically recoverable natural gas resources in the United States are held in shale rock formations. It asserts that in one decade, natural gas from shale has grown to 25 percent of U.S. gas production, and will be 50 percent by 2035. Yet the extraction process, of pounding tons of pressurised water and chemicals at the shale to crack it open, has been accused by environmentalists of contaminating drinking water surrounding wells. Footage seems to show locals setting light to tapwater because of high levels of methane.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released its initial report on Hydraulic Fracturing’s possible contamination of the water supply, and highlighted key points in a webinar last Friday. Nine major oil and gas companies have provided details from 350 well files, from 50 randomly selected  but geographically representative sites. Some Confidential Business Information…

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