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

Re-imagine Beaver County meeting - Photo by Sophie Riedel

Mapping a new vision in PA: Alternatives to petrochemical development

At a Re-Imagine Beaver County gathering in Pennsylvania earlier…
Starved Rock State Park by Michelle McCray

How Frac Sand Mining is Altering an Economy Dependent on Starved Rock State Park, IL

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An Ottawa, IL resident’s letter to U.S. Silica regarding how…
The BP Whiting, IN Oil Refinery

US Oil Refineries and Economic Justice

How annual incomes in the shadow of oil refineries compare to…
Drilling rig in Ohio, December 2015

Ohio Shale Country Listening Project Part 1

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The below industry quote divides the world into two camps…

A Fresh Look at Oil and Gas Drilling from Europe

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By Ted Auch, Kyle Ferrar, and Samantha Rubright with Max Gruenig Fourteen…

Ohio’s Shale Oil and Gas Firms Disappoint Shareholders

By Ted Auch, Great Lakes Program Coordinator A financial crisis…

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