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Sanpoil
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:56:04 AM

George P. Mitchell turned hydraulic fracturing from an experimental technique into an energy-industry mainstay, making it possible to pump oil and gas from once untappable rocks and unleashing an energy boom across the U.S.

Known as the father of fracking, Mr. Mitchell died Friday at age 94 at his home in Galveston, Texas.

The co-founder of Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. spent years pushing his company's engineers to find ways to get more natural gas out of the ground, especially from rocks that seemed too tough to drill. They finally figured out successful ways to break up shale rocks with pressurized water, chemicals and sand in the process known as hydraulic fracturing.

"George Mitchell, more than anyone else, is responsible for the most important energy innovation of the 21st
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remay
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 4:42:29 PM

Quite an entrepreneur...
Caribou2011
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 10:20:59 AM

Guess he didn't drink the water.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 9:08:37 AM

RIP
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2013 1:52:43 AM

RIP
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:13:22 PM

RIP THE NATURAL GAS PROCESS:

"For the entire oil and gas age, drillers had searched for hydrocarbons that had seeped out of layers of sedimentary rock over millions of years and collected into large pools. Once found, they were easy to produce. Engineers merely had to drill into the pools and the natural pressure of the earth would send huge volumes of oil and gas up to the surface.

These pools are exceedingly rare, though, and they were quickly being tapped out as the world's consumption grew, raising fears that the end of the oil and gas age would soon be at hand and raising prices to alarming levels."

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All the natural stuff is GONE!!! Just like the last passenger pigeon!!

We are ADDICTED to CRACK methane!! KICK the habit!! Avoid un-natural gas!!



[Edited by: Joeski1 at 7/27/2013 1:14:22 PM EST]
Joeski1
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 1:12:07 PM

THIS ARTICLE IS INCOMPLETE.

I SUGGEST YOU READ THE ARTICLE I POSTED.

[Edited by: Joeski1 at 7/27/2013 1:12:51 PM EST]
sarasotasingle
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:19:26 PM

RIP
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 12:01:23 PM

Good buy to bad rubbish, fracking one of the worst ideas ever, its like raping the planet.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:51:28 AM

TODAY WELCOME TO ...........ObituaryBuddy !
Tacodan
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 11:34:41 AM

GEORGE is a never ending name............GeorGeorGeorGeorGeorGeorGeorGeorGeorge................
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:11:52 AM

fracking bad
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:09:57 AM

the man made a bunch of money along the way
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:09:18 AM

Now that George is gone the money now shifts pockets.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:07:20 AM

OK
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:04:09 AM

RIP
CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:01:40 AM

I always wondered how they do fracking.
Sanpoil
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 10:00:55 AM

Oops, sorry.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 9:57:32 AM

Posted yesterday several times
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