Hydraulic Fracturing: How it works

Hydraulic Fracturing 101

Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked vast natural gas resources for Canadians. We explain how it works.

Hydraulic fracturing is a safe, proven technology that has opened up abundant sources of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel, natural gas. Through continued innovation and responsible operations, Canada is leading the way in developing this important resource responsibly in order to meet the world’s growing energy demand.