Mention shale oil to the average American, and you’re liable to engage in a conversation with misinformed ideas based off of widely-spread myths. That’s why Aries Residence Suites produced this infographic, revealing 2 lesser-known facts about U.S. oil. Read the following to equip yourself with new information for the next time you’re involved with a related discussion.
First fact you should know– fracking has made the air cleaner. Historically, the U.S. operated its power production grid utilizing coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels. When the pumping of natural petroleum took off in between 2007 and 2013, co2 emissions in the air reduced by 450 million tons.
The second– fracking helped end the recession. A total of 75% of jobs added to the U.S. since the recession has come from U.S. oil.
Shale oil has a lot of potential to bring more positive benefits to the air and economy. What are your thoughts on these figures? Let me know in the comments below.