Hydro-Fracking Not All It’s Made Out To Be; Natural Gas Companies Wait For The Pay-off
Hydro-Fracking is the process that Natural Gas companies use to extract the resource from deep below the Earth's surface. Meant to be a means to increase production, many companies have been discouraged - waiting for their investments to pay off.
Many wells have produced below expectations, even with massive investment and industry hype to rival anything dreamed up by Enron, the corrupt energy-trading giant that went poof in 2001, or the dot.com bubble that burst a year earlier. Critics accuse promoters of overstating reserves and production numbers.
Then there's the issue of contamination.