The mayor said experts tell him horizontal drilling wells that facilitate fracking, a process used to extract natural gas, will be built in the Cleveland area in about 10-12 years, and he wants to begin preparing now.
Read the whole article here (although it should be noted that it misses on a few facts, such as that "horizontal wells require at least 200 acres" thing...as MDN points out, that number should be 20).Horizontal wells require at least 200 acres and a fleet of trucks to operate. Fluids and chemicals are injected through the wells 8,000-10,000 feet into the ground at high pressure. Once the fluid reaches shale, it travels horizontally through the rock, releasing natural gas from the cracks.
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