Shalegas comes to Clare

On Feb 13th, 2011, a UK company Enegi, was granted an exploration license ON11/1 to prospect for shalegas under the West Clare peninsula. The area covered can be seen in the image below (taken from the Enegi website )

A low-detail map of the area in which Enegi Oil Ltd. will be prospecting for shalegas

The method used for extracting the shalegas, and prospecting for it, is known as “hydraulic fracturing” or fracking.The picture below gives the details and there’s a sweet youtube video that has another take on it.

This image explains what fracking is.

There are a few potential problems with the process which are as follows :

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