Fracking's Stunning Numbers
Forty-eight percent in sixteen years. That's how fast the percentage of U.S. oil produced by fracking has grown.
Put another way, "in 2000 fracking made up less than 2% of American oil production," according to CNBC. "Now there are 300,000 fracking wells, churning out 4.3 million barrels per day," or about half the oil the U.S. produces.
Put yet another way, fracking, says the EIA, "has allowed the United States to increase its oil production faster than at any time in its history."
Hate it, love it..."The rise of fracking," as CNBC puts it, "has reshaped the global energy landscape."