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How Hydraulic Fracturing Works

Mon 05 Mar 12 | 12:00 AM ET
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How Hydraulic Fracturing Works

Mon 05 Mar 12 | 12:00 AM ET
More than 6,000 pounds of pressurized sand, water and chemicals are forced down fractures in the rock, propping it open. The oil drips through thousands of small openings, into the well and up to the surface.
 
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