If you are affected by the world’s economy, then wait until you get a closer look how oil prices have changed for the past decades. The spike in prices is enough to trigger economic recession not just in the US but also, across the world. A minor disruption in oil supplies abroad can already increase oil prices. Now, in an effort to deal with this ongoing problem, the US realized that they have to diversify their energy sources by means of buying crude oil from other countries while advancing the use of local sources of coal, natural gas and oil. The stress related to oil scarcity contributed to the promotion of using natural gas.
Trying to extract natural gas from shale calls for advanced technology like hydraulic fracturing. This means using several vacuum trucks to help in the removal, storage as well as transportation of both nonhazardous and hazardous waste material. The following is a brief info about the extraction of natural gas.
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 substances are then injected by making use of high pressure to be able to stimulate and to crack the shale which will eventually open fissures that will allow natural gas to flow to the surface.
Well stimulation takes place right after when the boring process is done. The perforated steel pipes are then inserted to the drilled rig at the target zones. When the pipes have been positioned properly, sand, propellants and water are injected. After the stimulation process stops, the created pressure will use this process to cause cracks to shale that will make the fluid and the gas to flow back. 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 the same reason why only experienced individuals are entrusted with the operation of hydraulic fracturing.