lsayre wrote:I hear that fracking for NG in the local area is suspected of contributing to the earthquake, and that the company doing the fracking has suspended its local operations pending an investigation. Yet another example of this problem.
Fracking?...not entirely true! That hear say
is not factual.
As per the article I posted above, from the "Akron Beacon" and what I gather from the Youngstown News Media, it is the disposal of salt brine into a 9000" deep well from
actively producing existing gas and oil wells...this is from the more conventional drilling process in use for many decades across the country. It is similar only in the fact that the brine waste is pumped down the well at a very high pressure and is dispersed into the cracks and seams. Ohio has 77 sites such as this one.
Fracking is a new to this region well developing process for the Marcellus Shale and the more local Utica Shale Plays.