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.

FracTracker Articles

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

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

The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

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Plastic has been getting a lot of negative press lately. It’s…
Bird's eye view of an injection well (oil and gas waste disposal)

A Disturbing Tale of Diminishing Returns in Ohio

Utica oil and gas production, Class II injection well volumes,…

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