The Economics of Fracking

These FracTracker articles and maps explore the the economics of fracking, the oil and gas industry, and the economic implications involved in transitioning to clean energy alternatives.

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California Oil & Gas Setbacks Recommendations Memo

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The purpose of this memo is to recommend guidelines to CalGEM for evaluating the economic value of the social benefits and costs to people and the environment in requiring a 2,500 foot setback for oil and gas drilling (OGD) activities.
Ted Auch

Straight Talk on the Future of Fracking Jobs in Pennsylvania

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Fracking has been raised as an issue that could determine the…
Petrochemical development in the Houston, Texas areaPhoto by Ted Auch, FracTracker Alliance, with aerial support by LightHawk

COVID-19 and the oil & gas industry

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COVID-19 and the oil and gas industry are at odds. Air pollution…
Overhead view of injection well

The Hidden Inefficiencies and Environmental Costs of Fracking in Ohio

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Ohio continues to increase fracked gas production, facilitated…
Freiburg Recycling

Who Pays? Health and Economic Impacts of Fracking in Pennsylvania

Since the advent of unconventional shale gas drilling, some effects…

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