Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Sun-Sets-behind-Shale-Fracking-Site-in-Texas-27MZIF32RCHX.htmlConceptually similarShale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY7ACompleted★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY7BCompleted★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7CCompleted★★★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7DCompleted★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7ECompleted★★★★Shale Fracking in TexasGP0STOY7FCompleted★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7GCompleted★★★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7HCompleted★★★★Sun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasGP0STOY7ICompleted★★★★View AllGP0STOY7KSun Sets behind Shale Fracking Site in TexasThe sun sets behind a drilling rig at a hydrofracking installation near Westhoff in DeWitt 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:25 Mar, 2015Credit:© Les Stone / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5760px X 3840pxKeywords:Air pollution-Climate (campaign title)-Clouds-Hydraulic fracturing-KWCI (GPI)-Oil (Industry)-Oil drilling-Oil shale mines-Outdoors-Sunsets-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot: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.