Today, the University of Texas study on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas development was released at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Vancouver, British Columbia. According to the reports, the study found that many problems ascribed to hydraulic fracturing are actually related to processes common to all oil and gas drilling operations, such as casing failures or poor cement jobs. For the full story please click here.
Preliminary findings of the study showing no direct link between fracking and groundwater contamination were previously released in November of 2011. For those reports please click here.