How Close is Too Close to Drill For Oil Near Lake Houston?

Fracking, as it’s known, is the process where large amounts of chemicals, water and sand are forced into a well. Fracking and slant drilling have been used to unlock hydrocarbons trapped in dense, brittle shale plays, a development that ushered in a Texas oil renaissance from the early 2000s on with the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Wolfcamp Shale in the Permian Basin and the Barnett Shale in North Texas.

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