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Image: Natural Gas Development Water Impoundment
March 14, 2016

Natural Gas Development Water Impoundment

A water impoundment at a drill pad in the Fayetteville Shale gas play of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Withdrawing Water for Hydraulic Fracturing
March 14, 2016

Withdrawing Water for Hydraulic Fracturing

Equipment set up to pump water from a lake to an impoundment for hydraulic fracturing in the Fayetteville Shale of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Natural Gas Production Water Impoundment
March 14, 2016

Natural Gas Production Water Impoundment

A water impoundment at a natural gas drilling site in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Hydraulic Fracturing Drill Site
March 14, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Drill Site

A typical drill pad in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Marcellus Shale Drill Rig
March 14, 2016

Marcellus Shale Drill Rig

A drill rig at a well site in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Marcellus Shale Drill Rig
March 14, 2016

Marcellus Shale Drill Rig

A drill rig at a well site in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Bakken Drill Rig
March 14, 2016

Bakken Drill Rig

A drill rig in the Bakken oil field in Stark County, western North Dakota. 

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Natural Gas Flare Stack
March 14, 2016

Natural Gas Flare Stack

A flare stack to burn excess natural gas at a natural gas drill site in the Marcellus Shale gas play of western Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Bakken Drill Rig
March 14, 2016

Bakken Drill Rig

A drill rig in the Bakken oil field in Stark County, western North Dakota. 

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Fayetteville Shale Drill Rig
March 14, 2016

Fayetteville Shale Drill Rig

A drill rig in the Fayetteville Shale gas play of Arkansas.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Hydraulic Fracturing Operation Underway
March 14, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Operation Underway

A hydraulic fracturing operation is underway at this drilling pad in the Marcellus Shale gas play of southwestern Pennsylvania.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals
Image: Hydraulic Fracturing Sand
March 14, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Sand

Fine-grained silica sand is mixed with chemicals and water before being pumped into rock formations to prevent the newly created artificial fractures from closing after hydraulic fracturing is completed.

Attribution: Energy and Minerals