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What geologic formations are the main targets of hydraulic fracturing and where are they?

The most well-known targets of hydraulic fracturing are tight formations, such as tight sands, coal beds, and shale formations. Maps from the U.S. Energy Information Administration give a general idea of where shale, tight sand, and other similar formations are being exploited (or have the potential to be exploited) using hydraulic fracturing.


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