Hydraulic fracturing - 'fracking' - is the energy story of the 21st century. This new technology means previously unrecoverable reserves of oil and gas can now be extracted. It has transformed the energy markets in the US, and led to huge new opportunities for investors. Below, we explain what fracking is, and explore the best ways to play this exciting story.
The fracking process explained in 30 seconds
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Former City fund manager comes forward with:
“My top UK fracking investments for 2014”
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Huge amounts of wealth stand to be made if you make the right investment.
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The National Law Review
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