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    to force sand, water, and other liquid into rock in order to release gas that is trapped there. The process is known as fracking, which is short for hydraulic fracturing.
    The natural gas produced by fracking is the same simple chemical (methane) as the gas extracted by conventional means.
    Submitted from United Kingdom on 31/08/2011

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