Forbes Contributor Attacks Reuters For Misleading Reports on Gas Drilling
“There are high hopes that the natural gas extraction technique known [as] hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will boost the economy and bring the U.S. closer to energy independence, but if the energy industry expects to break new ground and fulfill a growing demand anytime soon, they need to make friends with the people who reside near the drilling rigs.”
So begins a recent Reuters story titled “A Local Obstruction in the Fracking Pipeline”. It’s difficult to imagine any other 60 word sentence ever written that contained more false premises and incorrect assumptions. As such, it is an unfortunately excellent example of the sort of inaccurate reporting about the oil and natural gas industry that takes place in the American media many times every day.