Fracking

Shaky Ground: How the Disposal of Wastewater from Oil Production Increases the Risk of Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Since the early 2000s, there has been an increase in the number of earthquakes observed near oil and gas exploration...

Winners and Losers in the Shale Gas Boom

Society is accruing a large economic benefit from the shale gas boom. While more evidence is needed to calculate the costs of the externalities associated with techniques such as fracking, those costs would need to be very large to justify preventing this new technique.

The Real Green Movement?: Taxation’s Impact on Fracking

New research looks at local governments’ willingness to ban hydraulic fracturing based on their potential revenue.

Behind Public Opinion: What Makes Hydraulic Fracturing Controversial

Understanding individual perceptions can help explain public opinion polls about hydraulic fracturing.

Risk or Reward? Assessing the Economic Impact of Fracking

Authors examine the economic impact of natural gas extraction on local economies.

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Gas’s Golden Age: The World Energy Outlook

The future of natural gas is bright. Switching to gas, though, is no panacea.