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
The opportunity for fracking to transform some of Britain’s poorest areas is too good to pass up, says Matthew Lynn.
Matthew Partridge explains how you could cash in by helping the fracking industry work more cleanly and efficiently.
Britain’s fracking industry has so far failed to reach its full potential. But new regulations could soon change that. Matthew Partridge explains how you could profit.
Britain must make the most of shale oil and gas, says Matthew Lynn – if only to lessen our energy dependence on Russia.
Ed Bowsher looks at a handful of articles from around the web on the pros and cons of fracking.
Investors in UK fracking projects may make big profits. But there are plenty of potential problems to be aware of. Here, Ed Bowsher outlines nine.