Fracking

Fracking Pros And Cons

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Hour 1: Fracking has become a major source of energy both globally and here in North Texas. But the process is not without its risks. We’ll talk this hour about the practice with Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold. His new book is The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World (Simon & Schuster).

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  • http://westchestergasette.blogspot.com/ WCGasette

    Actually, according to Dr. Anthony Ingraffea who knows so much about Shale Gas and Oil Fracking in Unconventional Wells ~ ALL wells and ALL the infrastructure will leak over time. So, Mr. Gold is not exactly correct on that point. But it sounds good.

  • http://westchestergasette.blogspot.com/ WCGasette

    Actually, according to Dr. Anthony Ingraffea who knows so much about Shale Gas and Oil Fracking in Unconventional Wells ~ ALL wells and ALL the infrastructure will leak over time. So, Mr. Gold is not exactly correct on that point. But it sounds good.

  • Anonymous

    So for three years of intense debate over a new Dallas drilling ordinance, there was no reason to bring this subject to air on this show until a Wall Street Journal reporter wrote a book about it?

  • claytonauger

    So for three years of intense debate over a new Dallas drilling ordinance, there was no reason to bring this subject to air on this show until a Wall Street Journal reporter wrote a book about it?

  • Anonymous

    @clay – Back in November we talked fracking on the show:
    http://www.kera.org/2013/11/12/drilling-deep/

    And the station’s covered the topic pretty thoroughly over the last few years…

    http://www.kera.org/search-results/?q=fracking

    • http://westchestergasette.blogspot.com/ WCGasette

      Uh, in November it was another Wall Street Journal reporter on air?…Gregory Zuckerman? Is that the way to be heard on KERA?

      Why not ask Dr. Anthony Ingraffea. Problem is, he’s a Petroleum Engineer who worked with Schlumberger and actually knows the REALITIES with all of this. And he speaks well. He’s a professor at Cornell. Does he need to be a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, too?

      We also recommend Deborah Rogers…she was directly impacted by the issue on her land and has quite a resume as well.

      http://shalebubble.org/wall-street/

  • sbeckerKERA

    @clay – Back in November we talked fracking on the show:
    http://www.kera.org/2013/11/12/drilling-deep/

    And the station’s covered the topic pretty thoroughly over the last few years…

    http://www.kera.org/search-results/?q=fracking

    • http://westchestergasette.blogspot.com/ WCGasette

      Uh, in November it was another Wall Street Journal reporter on air?…Gregory Zuckerman? Is that the way to be heard on KERA?

      Why not ask Dr. Anthony Ingraffea. Problem is, he’s a Petroleum Engineer who worked with Schlumberger and actually knows the REALITIES with all of this. And he speaks well. He’s a professor at Cornell. Does he need to be a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, too?

      We also recommend Deborah Rogers…she was directly impacted by the issue on her land and has quite a resume as well.

      http://shalebubble.org/wall-street/

  • Anonymous

    Well done… again. Thanks for the discussion. I got lots of Cousins in the oil and gas fields … Earth Day is a good day to talk about this.

  • Freddallas

    Well done… again. Thanks for the discussion. I got lots of Cousins in the oil and gas fields … Earth Day is a good day to talk about this.

  • Sam Bortnick

    How about a discussion about making drastic changes to counter our massive consumption of energy , like the ever-expanding suburbs packed with energy guzzling McMansions and the expansion of highways instead of public transportation?

  • Sam Bortnick

    How about a discussion about making drastic changes to counter our massive consumption of energy , like the ever-expanding suburbs packed with energy guzzling McMansions and the expansion of highways instead of public transportation?

  • https://www.youtube.com/UEAenergyadvisor Justin Roybal

    Very informative. Factors mentioned, that will cause the rate spikes are:

    1. Over supply of China’s, Japan’s, India’s investment for later export to them. Exporting is starting to force prices to go up; back reality before fracking.

    2. U.S. is the land, but the investors own the mineral rights. So if China and India are paying 4x more that we are. Exporting will drop their prices, and increase ours.

    Very volatile energy supply. Let alone the new increases coming with transmission, capacity, ancillary, grid maintenance and 10 other fees.

    The U.S. Market is in for a scary ride. We knew this was coming and developed the supply and capital solutions to have our clients energy pre-purchased. All our clients are protected more than EVERY OTHER program and contract today.

    http://www.unifiedenergyalliance.com/blog/chicagos-plight/

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