Abstract: In this paper we evaluate the greenhouse gas emissions based on a critical analysis of the existing literature and the calculations made by the authors in the USA and Europe. The study examines the European legislation applicable to hydraulic fracturing activities and provides recommendations for further work. It addresses potential gas resources and future availability of shale gas in relation to the current supply of conventional gas and the likely evolution.
Keywords: hydraulic fracturing, gas resources, pollution, unconventional hydrocarbons, resources
Cite this article: Agafiţei Alina. THE IMPACT OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ON THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH. Journal of International Scientific Publications: Ecology & Safety 12, 45-52 (2018). https://www.scientific-publications.net/en/article/1001646/