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Hydraulic Fracturing: How it works

This infographic explains how we use hydraulic fracturing to safely extract natural gas resources, from the ground down.

Hydraulic fracturing is a method of accessing natural resources underground. It's mainly used to extract natural gas in shale deposits, but can also be used for certain oil reserves. See this infographic for an explanation of hydraulic fracturing: how it works and why it's a safe and proven technology that's been used in Canada for more than 60 years.

Hydraulic fracturing how it works