A #librarian writes – news from the IET archives about #fracking and #shale gas

Now for the latest installment in our occasional series of news from the IET Library archives, direct from the librarians who archive stuff there… Shale gas So, what’s all this rumpus about shale gas?  It’s highly topical at the moment – and E&T has been covering the fracking issue since it first surfaced.  It’s all about extracting natural gas trapped in shale formations via the method known as fracking. It’s controversial for all sorts of interesting reasons, but congruently a potential major source of alternative energy. Big in the States and Canada but also being tested out in the UK. … Continue reading A #librarian writes – news from the IET archives about #fracking and #shale gas

Fracking for shale gas – an annotated graphic

What with fracking being all over the news of late – including on E&T’s news pages, as we look at the controversy over the fracking process – it seemed a timely opportunity to share this illustrated graphic on how to frack. Essentially, it’s a two-stage hydraulic process in order to extract natural gas from prehistoric shalebeds thousands of metres below ground. Enjoy the instructions presented here – but don’t try this at home. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Fracking for shale gas – an annotated graphic