Engineering Genius

Radical environmental activists have often sought to portray shale energy production as a dangerous and reckless activity that is poorly understood by even those who work in the energy sector. Anyone who has seen shale energy production firsthand knows that this is not the case, as Brian Robson explains in a post on Breaking Energy.

In his article, "The Engineering Genius of Fracking: A Study in Mechanical Excellence", Robson writes that the "political dispute" over hydraulic fracturing "threatens to obscure a far more important matter for the energy industry as a whole: That fracking is a feat of engineering genius, an example of the working complexity of so many pumps, valves, meters, gears, gauges and systems; it yields more than precious (and previously inaccessible) quantities of natural gas and oil, representing, instead, a marvel of so many moving parts and specialized pieces of machinery."

Read the full Breaking Energy article by Robson:

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