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Powering Environmental Progress – Hydraulic Fracturing

The U.S. energy renaissance is driven by safe, modern technology. Nearly 77 percent of America’s top-producing wells were horizontally drilled in 2015, according to EIA.

Multiple horizontal laterals can branch out from a single vertical well, reducing the surface footprint for modern hydraulic fracturing by as much as 90 percent.

Companies reuse water produced during well development, reducing the amount of fresh water needed for hydraulic fracturing operations. This reduces truck traffic and road wear and tear.

In Pennsylvania, industry has been able to recycle more than 90 percent of the wastewater produced from exploration and production activities.