If you analyze the world economy, it’s easy to see the significant increase in oil prices for the past decades. As a matter of fact, the entire world is affected whenever there is a movement in oil prices. Just a minor disruption of oil supply abroad can increase the oil prices. The US is one of the countries that are greatly affected by this which is why they started looking for ways on how to diversify their energy sources by purchasing crude oil from other countries while also advancing their local sources of coal, natural gas and oil. The promotion of natural gas is the result of oil scarcity problem.
Trying to extract natural gas from shale calls for advanced technology like hydraulic fracturing. Meaning to say, there would be several vacuum trucks that will be used in removing, storing and transporting waste materials properly. Following is a short information about how natural gas is extracted.
Most of the oil wells located in the US are using hydraulic fracturing in extracting big quantities of natural gas, which is a process involving the introduction of billions of gallons of water, sand, propellants and proprietary chemicals. These said substances are injected by using high pressure that will stimulate and crack the shale which will open fissures eventually that allows natural gas to flow to surface.
When the boring process is done, the well stimulation takes place almost immediately. The perforated steel pipes are then inserted to the drilled rig at the target zones. When the pipes are in position, the sand, propellants and water will be injected next. The created pressure using this process is causing cracks to the shale which lets the fluid and gas to flow back to the well after the stimulation process stops. The back flow of fluids will be go to its designated tanks that are transported at the treatment facility for its proper disposal.
Hydraulic fracturing is actually a very innovative technique that is used in the US as a mean to extract billions of oil barrels and even trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. As a matter of fact, there are so many states that you can find in the US that are abundant in natural gas and this at the same time is in need of stimulation practice and proper transportation system to be able to correctly manage waste disposal, water hauling for drilling and cleanups of spills.
Hydraulic fracturing is best performed when using vacuum trucks for its safe transportation and at the same time, removal of fluids going to the authorized facilities. This is why hydraulic fracturing is something that demands skilled and experienced individuals for proper operation.