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What is the True Cost of Fracking?

teaser "True cost of fracking" (04|2016)This neat graphic compiles some key figures in the context of fracking: Increase of oil and gas production, job creation, business growth, proportion of energy supply, BUT also quick peaking of fracked wells, impossibility of break even due to low oil prices, tremendous greenhouse gas footprint, huge water loss, groundwater contamination, earthquakes, and damage to human health.
Conclusion: The true cost of fracking may be much higher than the benefits we see.

Bibliography:
911 Metallurgist
What is the true cost of fracking?
Image [1.6 MB] published April 2016

See also:
Reynard Loki
The True Cost of Fracking
EcoWatch, May 25, 2016

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