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Title:
The fracking truth : America's energy revolution : the inside, untold story
Author:
Faulkner, Chris, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Doylestown, Pennsylvania : Platform Press, [2014]

©2014
Physical Description:
xii, 164 pages : color illustrations, charts, maps ; 24 cm
Summary:
"The revolution has already begun. The fracking revolution, that is. The Fracking Truth is a primer on America's ongoing energy revolution, but it's also a call to action. The oil and gas industry has failed itself and failed the American public by doing a poor job of educating the public on fracking and related technologies that have created the American energy revolution. Readers will learn about the myths and the truths of the controversial practice of fracking, how the United States is benefiting from the fracking boom, and how fracking can actually help the US and the world achieve climate change goals. The Fracking Truth seeks to bridge the information gap between public perception and an industry that fuels our daily lives, our national economy, and our future. After years of economic devastation and turmoil, the energy boom driven by fracking gives us a second chance at security, prosperity, and global leadership. Let's hope we get it right." - p. 2 of cover.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780985070373
Format :
Book

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The revolution has already begun. The fracking revolution, that is. The Fracking Truth is a primer on America's ongoing energy revolution, but it's also a call to action. The oil and gas industry has failed itself and failed the American public by doing a poor job of educating the public on fracking and related technologies that have created the American energy revolution. Readers will learn about the myths and the truths of the controversial practice of fracking, how the United States is benefitting from the fracking boom, and how fracking can actually help the US and the world achieve climate change goals. The Fracking Truth seeks to bridge the information gap between public perception and an industry that fuels our daily lives, our national economy, and our future. After years of economic devastation and turmoil, the energy boom driven by fracking gives us a second chance at security, prosperity, and global leadership. Let's hope we get it right.


Author Notes

Though Texas born and bred, Chris Faulkner was not a child of the oil and gas business. He was certainly not the most likely candidate to become the oil and gas industry's most vocal champion. Faulkner entered the oil and gas business by way of a 3D seismic imaging software program he designed. Since founding Breitling Energy Corporation in 2004, Faulkner has devoted himself to developing greener methods in his own company and advocating for a more environmentally friendly and transparent approach throughout the industry. A pragmatist and an optimist, Faulkner addresses oil and gas issues with a signature style, both frank and analytical, that has made him a trusted resource among the media and policymakers both at home and abroad. His work in the industry has brought him recognition in the form of industry awards--including AERG's 2013 Oil Executive of the Year--as well as a media moniker he embraces: "Frack Master."


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. i
About the Authorp. iii
Prefacep. v
Introductionp. x
Chapter 1 America's Energy Challengesp. 1
America's Energy Traditionsp. 1
America's New Energy Challenges in a Global Contextp. 5
Peak Oil & Chicken Littlep. 9
Access Issuesp. 13
Efficiency: Low-Hanging Fruit?p. 15
Biofuels: From Food to Fuelp. 18
Renewables: Always Tomorrowp. 22
Nuclear: Promise Unfulfilledp. 27
Coal: Losing Favor Fastp. 30
Chapter 2 America's Oil & Gas Bountyp. 37
More Oil & Gas Than We'll Ever Usep. 37
Methane Hydrates: Fire Icep. 38
Reserves Growth: A Humble, Unsung Herop. 40
America's Big Endowmentp. 43
Shale/Tight Oil a Gas: The Game-Changerp. 46
What Its Hydrocarbon Bounty Means for Americap. 51
Chapter 3 Fracking: What It Is-and Isn'tp. 57
Fracking is NOT...p. 57
Horizontal Drilling: The Other Keyp. 60
Fracking: What It Is, How it Worksp. 64
Frack Designp. 65
Fracking: The Processp. 66
Chapter 4 Fracking: Busting the Mythsp. 71
Energy Boom's Unexpected Parentagep. 71
The Fracking Environmentalistp. 74
Hollywood and the Misinformation Machinep. 77
About Those Flaming Faucetsp. 81
Government's Rolep. 84
What's in That Stuff?p. 85
Trade Secrets Versus Transparencyp. 89
Chapter 5 Come the Revolution: Americap. 96
Bonanza or Bust?p. 96
Rebuilding Reservesp. 97
Growing Productionp. 101
Natural Gas: Shale Bonanzap. 107
The LNG 180°p. 109
The Boom's Economic Benefitsp. 112
The Shale Bubble?p. 115
Chapter 6 Come the Revolution: The Rest of the Worldp. 121
A World Hungry for Oil and Gasp. 121
Global Shale Resourcesp. 124
China's Energy Dilemmap. 126
Poland's Energy Aspirationsp. 129
UK: Eurofracking's Bright Spotp. 130
Fracking: Countermove to Russian Energy?p. 132
2040: US Still Number One for Shalep. 134
Chapter 7 Climate Change: A Game Changer?p. 138
Is Climate Change Real (and Does It Matter)?p. 138
Fracking: Not the Enemy on Climate Changep. 142
Chapter 8 The End Gamep. 148
Precautionary Principles: For Humans Toop. 148
The Environmental Threats We Knowp. 150
A Final Wordp. 152
Indexp. 156

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