[FoRK] Why do political and economic leaders deny Peak Oil and Climate Change? (Eugen Leitl)
rvh40 at insightbb.com
Sat Sep 7 18:03:17 PDT 2013
From: "Stephen Williams" <sdw at lig.net>
>> Fracking recently has had a lot of publicity, but it is not a new technology. (Vertical drilling IS relatively new, but that's neither here nor there.)
>Horizontal drilling you mean? Especially the finely steerable kind.
Of course you're correct - modern drilling sinks one vertical hole and several horizontal ones, so as to vastly increase the pool size.
That's new - but fracking isn't.
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