Fracking is a controversial issue around the world. Although it’s a booming industry in the US, it’s still in its infancy in the UK.

Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, the term used to describe the process when oil and gas are extracted from shale rock. The UK uses about 3 trillion cubic feet of gas per year. If Britain could extract 10% of its shale gas deposits, it could hypothetically supply itself it enough energy for 25 years. So what’s all the fuss about?

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Cracking the Fracking: Everything You Need to Know

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