A Trip to Fracking Land
Greetings from Pennsylvania.
That’s where I am this week, leading a group of Nicholas School colleagues on an “eco-fact-finding” trip. Our objective: to learn more about shale gas drilling, including the tandem two-step of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (collectively known as fracking) that make it all possible. Here’s a bit of what we’ve seen so far.
But first, a thank you. Our trip would not have been complete without a visit to a well pad in the act of being fracked, but we knew gaining that kind of access would not be easy. And so we were delighted when EQT agreed to open their gates to us.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, EQT has been in the natural gas business