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Two-Thirds Of U.S. Gas Supply Now Comes From Fracking

Christine Buurma, Bloomberg

Hydraulic fracturing, the method used to extract oil and natural gas from shale formations deep underground, has gone from a niche activity to the process responsible for more than two-thirds of U.S. gas supply.

Fracking now accounts for 67 percent of marketed gas output, up from less than 7 percent in 2000, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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