hydraulic fracturing

noun

Definition of hydraulic fracturing

  1. :  fracking The gas-fired plants come courtesy of the revolution in hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), which has delivered a vast supply of low-cost natural gas to an electricity market that has struggled with steadily rising coal prices since 2001. — Jerry Taylor and Peter Van Doren

1948

First Known Use of hydraulic fracturing

1948


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