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Wait – what is 'fracking'? An energy vocabulary quiz.

A natural gas well drilled near Canton, in Bradford County, Penn.
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Question 3 of 15

3. And remind me: How does 'fracking' play into all of this?

'Fracking' is short for 'Friday racking' in which oil rigs are shut down at the end of the work week

'Fracking' is the the heating of kerogen to obtain shale oil

'Fracking' is just the energy world's slang for Tweeting

'Fracking' is short for hydraulic fracturing – the process of injecting rock with high-pressured liquid to release natural gas and/or tight oil

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