Montana Petroleum Association

Commentary - January 9th, 2014
10:38 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Fracking: America’s new “F” word

Since the release of the film Gasland, the 60 year old petroleum extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking” has been lighting up the media like the flaming faucets used to scare energy consumers.

Fracking, a post drilling injection that pumps pressurized water, sand, and publicly disclosed chemicals into tight formations several thousand feet below ground, is being used today with another innovation; horizontal drilling, to take America from energy scarcity, to energy abundance.

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Environment
2:04 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Coal, petroleum industry say Obama climate plan will hurt Montana

Credit Montana Coal Council

Representatives from Montana’s coal and petroleum industries are blasting the new climate action plan announced by President Obama this week.

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