[PAST EVENT] The Costs and Benefits of "Fracking"

June 27, 2013
VIMS - Watermen's Hall, McHugh Auditorium
1375 Greate Road
Gloucester Point, VA 23062Map this location
The Costs and Benefits of "Fracking"

"Fracking," the use of high-pressure fluids to release natural gas from deep underground, has transformed America's energy future. Join Mr. Dan Soeder of the U.S. Department of Energy as he describes the hydraulic fracturing process, the energy resources it makes available, and the potential environmental impacts of shale-gas extraction and use. His presentation will focus on hydraulic fracturing in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, where more than 8,000 wells have been permitted or drilled since 2008, but also touch on the potential for shale-gas development in Virginia's coastal plain. Before transferring to DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory in 2009, Mr. Soeder was a hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, investigating water quality, groundwater supplies, coastal hydrology, and tidal wetlands in the mid-Atlantic.

Soeder's presentation is the June installment of the 2013 After Hours Lecture Series at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

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