DOE labs given funding to advance fracking research

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 06 December 2016

Despite technology advancements in fracking, oil and gas recoveries remain low. NETL has awarded DOE labs with six projects and funding to investigate fracking technology and proppants to help improve the efficiency of oil and gas production.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in the US has awarded six research projects to US Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories to advance shale research and improve recoveries from unconventional oil and gas resources.

The six projects received a total of $3.6m in DOE funding and were originally selected...

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