Trump DOE Investing $18M to Figure Out How to Frack Better

The Trump Dept. of Energy (DOE) wants to make better frackers. What does being a “better” fracker mean, and how is the DOE further that cause? The DOE is doling out $20 million, of which $18 million will be used on research to “address critical gaps in the understanding of reservoir behavior and optimal completion, stimulation, and recovery strategies for unconventional oil and gas.” That is, figure out how to frack cheaper, faster and in a way that impacts the environment less. And the government is willing to spend some coin to help figure it out…

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