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Wire, water and goop: fracking up close

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 02:08

It’s a sight that few people actually see but that generates a lot of discussion – a U.S. hydrofracking operation. Reuters correspondent Ernest Scheyder tours a fracking site in North Dakota, showing what it actually takes to squeeze oil and natural gas from cracks miles under the earth’s surface.

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Wire, water and goop: fracking up close

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - 02:08