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GWPC Report

Hydraulic Fracturing Considerations for Natural Gas Wells of the Marcellus Shale

The GWPC's (Ground Water Protection Council) 2008 Annual Forum included release of a report on hydraulic fracturing to address concerns raised by the public and government officials. The report (PDF, 718 KB) reviews the history and evolution of hydraulic fracturing, its usefulness in gas shale development, geological and well engineering factors, and the characteristics of fracturing fluids.

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