Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Shale-Fracking-in-Texas-27MZIF32RHJI.htmlConceptually similarShale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY72Completed★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY73Completed★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY74Completed★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY75Completed★★★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY76Completed★★★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY77Completed★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY6HCompleted★★★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY68Completed★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY69Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOY71Shale Fracking in TexasGas flares near a wind-powered water pump at a hydrofracking installation in Karnes County. The shale oil boom is going strong south of San Antonio on a formation that stretches for about 300 miles across south Texas, one of the most prolific oil patches in the United States. Flaring of excess gas in drilling for oil is also a byproduct that's vented into the atmosphere releasing all sorts of volatile organic chemicals, causing air pollution and releasing climate changing methane gas.Locations:North America-Texas-United States of AmericaDate:19 Mar, 2015Credit:© Les Stone / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5760px X 3840pxKeywords:Air pollution-Climate (campaign title)-Evening-Gas flares-Hydraulic fracturing-KWCI (GPI)-Oil (Industry)-Oil drilling-Oil shale mines-Outdoors-Toxics (campaign title)-Wind turbinesShoot:Shale Fracking in TexasThe Eagle Ford shale play stretches for about 300 miles across south Texas, one of the most prolific oil patches in the United States. Increasing oil production in the Eagle Ford Shale region, the Bakken formation in North Dakota and gas production in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Formations of Pennsylvania and Ohio made the United States the world's largest hydrocarbon producer for three years including 2014 Hydraulic Fracturing techniques to recover oil and natural gas from the shale, consume an enormous amount of water, as much as three million gallons per well. Resulting tracking fluids polluted with brine, chemicals and minerals, are stored in ponds or injected into underground wells impacting people and livestock.