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This Is How Fracking Works

08/12/2014 05:00 GMT | Updated 09/06/2015 19:59 BST

Forget what they say about money; energy is LITERALLY what makes the world go round. And as science and technology have made extracting and utilizing energy more complex and efficient, finding new sources has become especially important over the years. One new technology is hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

But what IS fracking, anyway? We've partnered with Energy From Shale to help you better understand how exactly the mechanism works.

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