[Ed. note: Why again are gas prices so high?]
As United States oil production surpasses Saudia Arabia some people probably want to know why gas price are still so high.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, an oil fracking EPA study determined they couldn’t a definitive case where fracking has contaminated oil. Although, some studies claim fracking can lead to more earthquakes.
And it just so happens that the reason United States oil production has has risen more than 50 percent in the past five years is due to fracking. Most of the US crude oil, and natural gas, was stuck in shale rock and was unreachable for many years. Fracking works by pumping a mix of water and chemicals down into wells in order to break up the rock and release the trapped oil. But it took advancements in the fracking technology before it became cost effective for United States oil production.