Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

Am 3 Sep 2013 veröffentlicht
Fracking explained in five minutes.
Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter.
We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water.
This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us.
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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
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KOMMENTARE

  • we know how it will react. i its radioactive.

  • 'If you write anything on your computer, you need to get grammarly.' *If you have any common sense, You will skip grammarly ads.*

  • I fraking love this video

  • Who’s here because of Bojack Horseman?

  • Oh Frack

  • Lolol americans ll eat shit and start invading other contries for water instead of oil

  • Fear mongering

  • *WE FRACKING HATE FRACKING MAN!*

  • *Quite the fracking boom*

  • Trump just ended fracking in Utah i believe

  • Well Tesla came up with the roadster. Time to go electric !!!!

  • This is why the US fucking sucks because we are literally fucking our own country and poisoning our own people and most are too stupid to realize this. Enjoy your big trucks, twinkies and your total white trash culture you trump voting, gun toting, cousin fucking degenerate hillbillies.

  • I bet there are a lot of people here against fracking. And I bet all of them have an big engine suv ....

  • Frack you 🤣 ( a joke)

  • wait.....compress water???

  • You guys can say all you want about this method, but if you can’t give up your basic electrical appliances, or your central heating, you have no argument. Also, going renewable is invalid, most renewable energy sources are straight up unreliable... It is YOU, YOU are the problem...

  • *There’s nothing a human isn’t willing to do when there is a personal gain, even to destroy his very own planet.*

  • Oh frack! (Cringe certificate ✓)

  • we need a dyson sw- *oh wait they did a video on on that just recently*

  • What the frackin' problem here? This is the perfect fracking solution.

  • So is that contaminated water used in the fracking process contaminated for 1000's of years or forever or what? Sounds crazy when that water can't even be decontaminated in a water treatment facility. Surely water is our greatest resource on this planet, it's water after all that allows life to be possible on earth. The whole thing seems very shortsighted to me, even if the cheaper oil and gas prices are nice.

  • Can we get a video on how you “compress water with chemicals”

  • aliens: hold on then dyson sphere: cleaning water of human simulation humans: umm.... aliens: yeah we now saying that you guys are a simulation humans: hi then we on your planet aliens: WHAT THE HUMANS humans: so you aliens are simulating yourselfs? aliens: this gets confusing humans: or are we just a dream simulation realty? aliens: WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH TECHNOLOGY! human chemists: what i found that this is realty aliens: then how i simulate you guys humans: YOU NOT SIMULATING ITS THE SIMS GAME aliens: ... lol humans: then our water is still containateded aliens: STOP FRACKING THEN humans: K

  • So they pump out the majority of the fluid to get the gas out, and then they put it back in? Seems not putting it back and developing a different disposal method would be a solution

  • We are FRACKED

  • Thanks, your videos always help.

  • My buddy got out of the military to do this. He now makes over 250k/yr wtf I should have left with him lol.

  • 8million liters of water is the daily consumption of 65000 people? jesus.. that's 123 liters a day per person

    • Remember everyone, consumption isn't just the action of drinking the water. It's about everything in your everyday life that uses water. Showering, cooking, toilet, dishes, etc.

    • I just looked it up... 8million liters of water is only about 23000 people in my country @ 329L a day ._.~

  • Seems like a lot work and waste when we should be shifting to renewables anyways.

  • Anyone coming from bojack?

  • Don't be so much critical

  • Haven't they proven fracking also causes Earthquakes?

  • Sorry how do chemicals “compress the water”?

  • Starbuck from BSG likes this video ;)

  • motherfracking

  • Fracking bad

  • this is so incredibly biased it is actually a joke, literally does not talk about the benefits at all when the video is titled "opportunity or danger". It's more like just feeding the viewers subjective information than the actual truth. How can you talk about the unknown environmental hazards when there are no study to prove anything on the topic, and what would you say to millions of people literally fucking dying without electricity? to just find a new, sustainable energy source? I'm not saying hydraulic fracking is the way to go, but at least talk about the benefits

  • What do you choose a. Unlimited free internet for lifetime b. Unlimited energy for industries and automobile c. Pure air , pure water , health food.

  • Im sure Fracking at Flint, Michigan would go unnoticed.

  • Frack 😔

  • Just another reason to be ashamed to be an American.

  • Excuse me what the Frack?

  • Frack off! We don’t want oil anymore.

  • There`s nothing new when it comes to man made cotastrophe`s, this fracking will set another fine example of that very existence.

  • I thought the title said Fucking explained

  • Mmmk, fracking is bad. Don't do fracking mmmk

  • Bio fuel like ethanol is actually great because a lot of that energy actually came from the sun, people should use that more

  • Contamination because of negligence? Pretty sure it’s greed

  • Stop that *fracking* boi!

  • 2018 the oil price is going down fast

  • You said the chemical “compressed the water”? How do you compress a fluid???

  • Thanks mr peanut butter

  • I watch a ton of your videos and this is the only one i gave a thumbs down, this topics was not research enough before producing the video. Even how the well is seal at the end of its life and the type of different types sealant used (cement) are incorrect, it really gives a misconception. The depth fracing is perform vs the depth of ground water and the geological layers of rock formation are not mentioned in this video. If these are mentioned it will convey how oil not not simply seep into ground water and how its impossible for that to occurred with downhole fluids as well.

  • Let's leave loads of shite chemicals in the earth, yeah that sounds safe! Why don't we just move from gas heating yo electrical heating if we're running out of natural gas? At least electricity can be made from renewables

  • I hate this economy, all based on killing our world to provide more for more human, and everything will end when we destroy our world . I said we because we are the consumers of what they make from destroying the world....

    • Let me guess you watched that video of water catching on fire which had literally nothing to do with fracking

    • +RED mind name one thing negative about fracking. Also it has been proven that it does not contaminate local water sources

    • I know everything about it but I see that surviving without it is better for us and for our future

    • I highly doubt you know a single thing about the economy or how much money is even made or distributed

  • And once again...USA doesn't give a f*ck

    • You say that based on what? In what way does America not give a f***

  • We need nuclear energy Fusion or fission

  • Renewable energy is a non-starter. We use thousands of times more fossil fuels than either solar or wind. Double them, triple them, quadruple them, etc. and they are still trivial. What's worse, since they are intermittent, we end up using mostly fracked gas to provide electricity when renewables aren't working and power is still being demanded. There is nothing wrong with fracking if the wells are dug to normal regulatory standards, but it can be a problem when they aren't. It has made a big contribution to the US's oil and gas production but that begs the question on global warming. Needless to say, it doesn't help. There is only one thing that will and that is nuclear, either fission or fusion. And despite what you may have been told, global warming is a very serious problem.

  • we have to recycle more to demand less oil

    • +LEONARDO LADINO you don't know much about recycling do you. Recycling plastic is actually bad for the environment but I doubt you'll take the three minutes to do any research on Google.

    • +Nick worster we demand a lot of plastic made of hydrocarbons. I think that if we consume less plastic we consume less hydrocarbons.

    • You don't know anything about recycling do you?do you want me to explain to you how recycling is bad for the environment when it comes to things that are not made out of materials like iron and copper

  • It's in the fracking ground!

  • it's a danger. Period.

  • We're all gonna die! It's zombie Apocalypse time!

  • No fracing way

  • I am still a bit cinfused on what fracking is . I have to learn this for an exam but I just cant understand . Yes I am stupid . Is fracking the process of putting greenhouse gases in the Earth and extracting it or is it just the first part or what

    • I know you said you were stupid but are you literally not able to ask Google a simple question

    • Oh my God you literally have no idea what it is it has nothing to do with greenhouse gases

    • No

    • ANYONE?

  • Why does this remind me of the opening scenes in Man of Steel, in which the Kryptonians have reached the point of harvesting the planet's core for energy. Is this the beginning of the technological limits to the Fermi Paradox in which an advanced civilization wipes themselves out?

    • +Voluptuous Penguin apparently you get all your opinions from watching 5-minute DE-tv videos how's that working out for you

    • +Voluptuous Penguin you obviously have the mentality of a child go to your safe space

    • +Nick worster It's very easy for you to sit behind a computer keyboard and think yourself as being so super smart and start all the name-calling. How do you know that I watched a "dumb" video?? Your condescending attitude where you refer to me as an infant telling me to get my "crayons" also reflects how you are so full of yourself and look down on other people, maybe because you have a bigger shelf of books at home make you think you are so intelligent above all. You mate, you can go fuck yourself!

    • You obviously don't understand the Fermi paradox you watched a dumb DE-tv video and you think fracking represents the universal wall in which civilizations cultures and a species cannot pass- wow go get your crayons and make sure you color in the lines

    • Because you're stupid

  • “Quite a fracking boom”

  • Bojack Horseman brought me here.

  • The chemicals compress the water?

  • Bored!

  • WTF SOMEONE MAKE A MOVE! IM NOT GROWING UP FAST TO MAKE THE MOVE

  • It's ignorant to think that the benefits outweigh the risks, especially since we don't even understand the risks. It will be one of those 'oh well, hindsight is a wonderful thing' moments when something goes horribly wrong.

  • it is the same thing just different name. what is the point ? it is a natural Gas just different way to extract it.

  • I fart for Methane than a fracking well

  • 3:15 formic acid is extremely toxic? It is even a food component E236 in Europe and is considered to be safe to eat as preservative... but it REALLY STINKS!

  • Let's pump the ground with fucking chemicals, what could go wrong?

  • Sad that such a logical channel goes completely off the rails any time it gets near "climate change". Your politics are showing. At least you admitted the "downsides of fracking" are unknown here. But you presented it as if the concerns are equal to the benefits of fracking.

  • sources?

  • most cringeworthy, misleading and incorrect video I've seen that wasn't starring Alex Jones

  • 4:08 omg this is incredibly misleading. You can drill multiple wells from a single pad.. a single entry point because of steerable drilling technology. Once a well is no longer viable it's "shut-in", they don't leave the rig on the pad, it's disassembled and reused, this implies there's a veritable forest of industrial equipment being left behind

  • 1:18 this is an error. Wells are not drilled by using hydraulic fracturing, we'll are drilled and THEN later they are "produced" by using various stimulation methods including hydraulic fracturing. Drilling and fracturing are two separate and unrelated procedures. If you tried to drill a well by using fracturing... well that isn't even possible... you need an existing conduit to channel hydraulic fracturing fluids- primarily made of jelly created from guar gum (made from beans) that stick to the rock and reduce its permeability, so then the "hydraulic" part comes in when you pump water down there... the jelly makes the rock less permeable so the water won't soak into it, instead it creates pressure which pulverizes the rock... aka "fracturing. The effect is highly controlled and localized, as the fluids are channelled precisely through a pipe system. Then the hydrocarbons are now freed from the rock but are require some help to loosen them up, which is where "pickling" comes in. You say in the video they use "chemicals" as part of the process, this is slightly misleading because while brine and acid are technically chemicals... they call it "pickling' because it's not that far off from pickle brine. This video is incorrect, misleading and dangerous misinformation. makes me wonder about the other videos on this channel I've liked in the past... The fact is, Hydraulic fracturing is the best bet for America's energy needs and national security for the next 30 or so years until alternatives are viable. Actually, for the world's energy needs and security. Hydrocarbons are the most abundant energy source on Earth - no one should be fighting wars to secure energy. Solar power for homes and electric for cars is still incredibly destructive to the environment, dangerous and exploitative because of the deeply flawed battery technology. Lithium is a much scarcer element than hydrocarbons, we've already seen slave labor and violence pop up over control of lithium and other materials required for our current battery technology. So, for now - hydraulic fracturing provides the world with a reasonable way to access untapped energy resources that are LOCAL. it's our bridge to the future.

  • CYLONS

  • Lets trade our water (stuff we need to exist), for fuel (stuff we need to make life easier)... Good trade...

    • ​+some guy you hate You mean like backcountry camping? It's a great time, I suggest you try it out too.

  • Fracking is a disaster waiting to happen. This comment section is full of hired goons to leave positive fracking comments aswell as disinformation. Way of the world these days unfortunately. If you spend 30 seconds researching fracking for yourself you will see it is not worth the risks, especially at a time when carbon based fuels were meant to be phased out... :/ Seriously don’t listen to me though. Learn for yourself. Don’t trust any comment on here! Oil companies have the money to go to these lengths to protect it.

  • money is the root of all evil... also something old ass dumb people born before the year of internet and computers "where all info is shared by people like are self's"

  • Potentially a good think but too bigger risk until we know the effects.

  • sounds like a classic american methods

  • Genocide of future generations - depriving them of clean water, clean soil, clean air and life

  • Wow scary. Why this is not talked more?

  • Verga, Amlo tiene razón.

  • That's Fracking horrible.

  • Follow ANY Texas pipeliner around and you will notice they NEVER drink local tap water. They KNOW they are poisoning the water everywhere they go so they NEVER drink the water!

  • Look what happened to Mr Peanutbutter

  • This makes me so angry to no end. We have free energy and the means to harness it that was developed by Nikola Tesla and this is what they're resorting to? They are killing the planet. Before you know it we won't have a livable planet anymore. They murdered scientists like it's no joke. There was a guy who invented a car that can run on water and they killed him. This stupidity have to stop right now! I'm willing to give up my life to defend humanity!

  • So according to this video contaminated water can travel against gravity.. That is very scary.

  • How about a double missile fracturing where it first one creates a crater and second one horizontal to open a gate for the digging and fracking equipment? Just an unbeatable idea b

  • So basically suck the earth to death for money and our daily life? Wow.

  • Wtf they put that shit back into the ground holy moly I see what’s frustrating people Fracking seems ludicrous to me how about we go without try that humanity 👍 The golden age of human life on Earth was between 1960-2005 now its down hill from here mark my words in 2050 the rich will breath and the poor will die.

  • Fracking= the money and profit for oil and gas companies in the short term.The loss of water of tomorrow for everybody in the mid term.

  • I don't care who you are and what your opinion is.... Fracking is NOT the way to go! We are BLEEDING the Earth dry.

  • *nevertheless *litre Stupid fucking Americanised cunts.