28 Mar '12, 4pm

Fracking of shale may impair potential carbon storage projects, study says #fracking #CCS

28 Mar 2012: Fracking of Shale May Impair Carbon Storage Projects, Study Says The fracturing of shale rock formations associated with the drilling process known as fracking might undermine future attempts to store carbon dioxide underground, according to a new study. While many High-Risk Energy Boom Sweeps Across North America Energy companies are rushing to develop unconventional sources of oil and gas. So far, Keith Schneider writes, the government has shown little concern for the environmental consequences. READ THE e360 REPORT have called carbon storage a promising solution to reducing atmospheric levels of greenhouse gas emissions — by essentially pumping captured CO2 into deep, permeable geological formations — Princeton University researcher Michael Celia says that process would only work if there is a layer of impermeable caprock to prevent the CO2 from escaping. B...

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