I was reading in Google News this morning an article about how we shouldn’t worry too much about the potential for earthquakes that surrounds the process of “fracking” natural gas wells.
The article was entitled: Report: Don’t worry much about quakes and fracking.
Honestly, after reading the report, I had the feeling that the author was a little biased in their “interpretation” of the real potential “fracking” has to cause earthquakes.
In the article, the author throws around a few fancy statistics and downplays the potential for “Induced Seismicity” as a true proponent of the natural gas industry would.
It is interesting to note that since the surge in usage of fracking as a technique for revitalizing old “plays”, natural gas prices have indeed tumbled down to around $2 USD per million cubic feet, far short of where they were just a few years ago.