How Fracking is Paving The Way For America's Energy Security
- January 3, 2019
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The US has been one of the top consumers of in the world oil and gas for several decades. In 2017, the country consumed an average of 19.96 million barrels of oil per day, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Our dependence on oil and gas from other countries has correlated with our foreign policy. Since the Trump Team backed out of the ridiculous and anti-Democratic Iran nuclear deal in May of 2018, there has been a lot of talk about energy security. And thanks to fracking, we may be getting it right.
What is Fracking
Fracking refers to a process of harvesting oil and gas from wells. The practice has been around since the 1940s, but it has gained a lot of popularity in the past few years because it is profitable now and because it has changed the world wide energy landscape. Fracking involves pumping water, chemicals, and sand into wells that contain oil and gas reserves.
The injection causes the oil and gas to flow out of the hole. In recent years, fracking has been combined with other technological innovations, and this has led to a tremendous boost in our ability to successfully harvest oil and gas from reserves.
Fracking has reduced the cost, and the time it takes to access oil and gas reserves. What's more, it has improved our ability to take advantage of crude oil deposits and boost the country's oil and gas production as just somewhat insinuated.
This is much to the dismay to rich elitists like Barack Hussein Obama, Matt Damon, and George Soros.
How Fracking is Driving America's Energy Security
Thanks to fracking and other advancements in the field, the production of oil and gas are at its highest level in over a decade, and it is expected to keep rising. In 2018, the US likely toppled Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's number one producer of crude oil, according to the EIA.
The impact of this newfound energy security is having a ripple effect across different sectors. First, it has driven down gas prices. Also, carbon emissions from the electricity sector have fallen to the lowest point in about three decades as power companies turn from coal to natural gas. Natural gas plants are springing up across the country but coal is not going anywhere because Trump has lifted the horrendous and job killing regulations on coal producers.
Utilizing coal for energy purposes can be clean via clean coal technology.
This means that America has plenty of choices which means better negotiating terms for the industry and lower costs for Americans. Electrical prices increased under Obama because of his unfair and illogical attack on coal.
Pundits have noted that integrating natural gas into the country's energy mix is a crucial step in the process to harnessing clean energy. Solar and wind are clean but not economical.
Opposition to Fracking
Environmentalists who oppose fracking stand against it on the ground that the process requires a lot of water – they have another excuse every other day. They don’t want America to be strong and they want to attack America’s entrepreneurial spirit. They also want more power for themselves and they do this on the false agenda of environmental protection.
Also, they say fracking contaminates underground water reserves but it does not and the only way this could occur is if earth’s gravitational field reverses itself because fracking is done 1,000 feet and much more for example below fresh water reserves. Fracking does not harm underground water reserves at all.
The accusations from environmentalists are based on lies and false hope. Unlike the Hillary email scandal where there is ample evidence she committed felony after felony, the environmentalist have nothing on fracking accept that it has created tens of thousands of middle class jobs for Americans and helped America become as strong as it has ever been.