Key Findings

  • A massive natural gas glut in the United States has driven some energy companies to seek permission to export the commodity to countries like Japan and South Korea, where the price is much higher.
  • The possibility of exporting natural gas was not part of the process when Pennsylvanians were sold on the idea of hydraulic fracturing, a process that involves injecting a mix of sand, water and chemicals into a horizontally drilled bore to release natural gas.
  • Fracking is allegedly responsible for contaminating some Pennsylvanians' water with methane, which has caused private wells to explode and tap water to become flammable.