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Fracking’s rise in U.S.
inspires the world

Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/24/2013 11:05:33 PM

Fracking is going global. The U.S. energy industry clearly still leads the way on the revolutionary drilling method that has upended global energy markets, but the rest of the world is beginning to catch up as nations seek to replicate American success in oil and natural gas development. Taking the lead in Europe, Poland plans to begin producing shale gas using hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, as soon as next year, the country’s treasury minister said recently. More than 100 exploration concessions to more than two dozen companies have been awarded, and the Polish State Geological Institute


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 1/24/2013 11:33:00 PM     (No. 9137841)

A Must Read for the Headline alone...

FTA: Saudi Arabia, in particular, has reason to examine U.S. drilling success. The International Energy Agency recently reported that American oil production will surpass Saudi Arabia’s to become the globe’s single biggest producer of oil and natural gas as soon as 2020, putting North America on track to becoming energy-independent.

Doncha´ just love it!
[There is A God!]

Reply 2 - Posted by: RPool, 1/25/2013 12:08:08 AM     (No. 9137868)

I live in San Antonio and all you have to do is drive south of here to see, smell and taste commerce - good, old American commerce. An article in the San Antonio Express News stated that this year alone, energy exploration (read "fracking") will pump $28 billion dollars into our S. Texas economy. Why on God´s green Earth would we not exploit this to eveyone´s benefit?




Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/25/2013 12:31:59 AM     (No. 9137878)

Must see Phelim Mcaleers FRACKNATION.
America will be stronger than ever- once the fraud in the WH and his Islamocommunist supporters are exposed and removed.

Reply 4 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/25/2013 2:47:10 AM     (No. 9137942)

You have to know that Obama and his Marxist allies will eventually shut down fracking. They want a poor peasant population to grovel at their feet for whatever crumbs the royalty in Washington, DC decided to distribute. Using the shoddiest "science" fracking will be declared a poison to the environment.

The peasants won´t get their oil. Freeze in your homes and let your car rust in the driveway.

Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/25/2013 5:22:16 AM     (No. 9137968)

The eco-terrorists in the EPA will see to it that fracking is killed off. After all, a vibrant economy is not wanted by them or the idjet in the WH.

Reply 6 - Posted by: reilly, 1/25/2013 7:12:30 AM     (No. 9138064)

The silly liberals running Vermont have banned fracking. You can only frack with the same sex.

Reply 7 - Posted by: radvet1, 1/25/2013 8:19:29 AM     (No. 9138178)

It is my belief that the only way we defeat the socialists is with rampant capitalism. If you read "The Forgotten man", this shows that we defeated FDR´s run toward socialism with growth. It can be done again. We need to get beyond their attempt to tax capitalists into quitting and just keep developing businesses. The public loves US economic success. Once these oil or gas fields are up and running, they will not be able to stop them. Same with other businesses. We need to stop whining about taxes and outplay and outwit them with good old fashioned risk and capitalism.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Dukester, 1/25/2013 8:23:35 AM     (No. 9138184)

#6: Good one!

Reply 9 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 1/25/2013 8:51:30 AM     (No. 9138251)

Yes, good one #6! Hopefully, you have not accidently come out of the closet there.

Reply 10 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/25/2013 9:07:56 AM     (No. 9138297)

The nation that invented the atom bomb will soon have no Nukes and the nation that invented fracking will soon be the only nation that bans fracking. I really believe that environmentalism was invented in the former soviet union to paralyze America. The Reds turned Green !

Reply 11 - Posted by: Farmwife1, 1/25/2013 9:08:40 AM     (No. 9138298)

We are going to survive in spite of the current regime.

Reply 12 - Posted by: geoman, 1/25/2013 9:24:21 AM     (No. 9138337)

Fracking isn´t new to the Texas oil fields. I began fracking in the Austin Chalk play in 1980. What is new is applying the directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques to formations that in the past were considered source rock but not reservoir rock. The Eagle Ford Shale is a prime example as it was long thought (correctly) to be the source rock for oil and gas found in Austin Chalk fracture zones; however, its physical characteristics, containing fine grained clay minerals that expand when wet, made it unsuitable for production. It had been the development of drilling fluid technology that has unleashed the potential of the shales as productive reservoirs. Fracking is but a completion technique that creates interconnected fractures in the rock formations to enhance permeability.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Arby, 1/25/2013 10:10:20 AM     (No. 9138467)

And imagine what we´d be accomplishing if Fauxbama wasn´t standing in the way.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/25/2013 10:23:31 AM     (No. 9138503)

This is not good news to Obama; a prosperous and happy populace does not respond well to his crisis to crisis style of ruling.

Reply 15 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/25/2013 10:39:47 AM     (No. 9138542)

The enviromental wackos can and will use outright lies and emotion to push the low info voters into a mob screaming for the "govmint" to step in and put a stop to fracking because it will cause the world to end. And earthquakes will become more common and more severe that ever before in history./s

Just think back at what has been written and said about "global warming", er "climate change". There isn´t a shred of conclusive evidence that manking can and/or is causing the climate of planet Earth to do anything. Warm up or cool down. It´s that big bright think that is in the sky everyday that does.

I despise liberals.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Gec1050, 1/25/2013 10:57:15 AM     (No. 9138588)

A life of ease and complacency is no life . The fight goes on !

Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 1/25/2013 11:25:07 AM     (No. 9138675)

It works which is why Obama is set on stopping it. If the US stops importing 50% of its oil from the worl markets the price will drop like a rock and Obama´s buddies in the ME and Soros will not be happy. Obama has to stop frackin or lose everything.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/25/2013 11:51:30 AM     (No. 9138751)

#10 the those kind of people are called watermelons.

Reply 19 - Posted by: AutumnJoy, 1/25/2013 12:57:33 PM     (No. 9138919)

I live in a community where there is fracking. The major complaint I have is that the fracking, which happens here in the countryside, also requires very large trucks. I travel country roads a lot. Dealing with those huge trucks on two lane roads with no shoulders is a major chore. Having said that, it is still a small price to pay considering all of the money fracking has brought to local communities.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/25/2013 1:05:11 PM     (No. 9138941)

Yet another issue to bash the Bamster with during the 2014 midterm election cycle.

Guns... Obamacare... Energy and Fracking...
the pipeline...

God willing in 2014 we tell the Wannabe Kommie Dicktater...
Obie WON Kenya-Obie...
"Go FRACK Yourself!!"

Sorry for the misspelling...
"Go FRACK Yo´sef!!"

Reply 21 - Posted by: panther361, 1/25/2013 1:28:52 PM     (No. 9138987)

How right you are #3! Watched the "Fracknation" documentary a few nights ago. I couldn´t really detect much more than the author did his research and presented verifyable facts, one after another. I learned a great deal and I would like to have others view it as well.

Reply 22 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/25/2013 1:31:50 PM     (No. 9138991)

What I fear is the enviromental -green controlled senatores and congressmen will stop this form of freedom from socialistic control ,will try to put a stop to this so they can keep us under their control.



Reply 23 - Posted by: nmfc, 1/25/2013 2:26:52 PM     (No. 9139090)

In order for an international currency (through IMF) and an international government (through the UN - with a wholesale change of the current cast of characters) to be accepted, America below the elite level must first be impoverished. The international currency will buy a loaf of bread; dollars no longer will. Remember: the man who started the FED 100 years ago said, "I care not who you elect to office, give me control of the money and I will run everything."

Reply 24 - Posted by: absalom, 1/25/2013 3:54:06 PM     (No. 9139246)

Countries in the Persian Gulf, Africa, Mexico and Venezuela are heading for great turmoil because of this. How sad.

Reply 25 - Posted by: 4LadyK, 1/25/2013 5:40:03 PM     (No. 9139414)

I´m with #7!

Reply 26 - Posted by: MDMuskrat, 1/25/2013 8:04:44 PM     (No. 9139657)

#1: Your enthusiasm (and faith) are refreshing...and contagious. Good on ya!

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