What do you know about hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” of natural gas? Probably depends on who you’re listening to.
Articles: Snake Oil (14)
Episode 69 features Timothy Mitchell and Richard Heinberg. Timothy Mitchell is author of 'Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil'. Richard speaks about his recent book 'Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future'.
Everything depends upon our recognizing the mirage for what it is, and getting on with the project of the century.
When we inquire who benefits from the fracking frenzy, the intuitively obvious answer is, “the oil and gas industry, of course.” Yet this may be a simplistic assumption.
Why has there been such a massive grassroots backlash against fracking? In this chapter, we’ll look at the evidence for fracking’s impacts on water, air, land, and climate. Reader warning: it ain’t pretty.
Did fracking kill off Peak Oil? Or just the world's hope of alternative energy? Coming up, energy guru Richard heinberg on his new book "Snake oil, How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future."
Hughes notes that individual shale gas well decline rates range from 80–95% after 36 months, in the top five US plays.
Suppose you want to get in on the fracking game. Here’s a short instruction manual to get you going.
Even if forecasting the exact date of the peak is a fool’s errand, only a fool would miss the signs that the world oil industry has entered a new, desperate era. Discoveries are down, costs are up. Production has flatlined, environmental impacts from petroleum operations are soaring.
This is the first part in a serialization of Richard Heinberg's new book 'SNAKE OIL: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future'. Given the urgency and importance of the issues we will be making the chapters available here over the coming weeks.