Fracking promises access to previously unreachable natural gas deposits, but environmental groups warn of uncontrollable risks in gas production. Curious: Nobody wants fracking, but it is still not forbidden.
Oil and natural gas, the magic ingredients of the industrial revolution, are slowly running out. More and more daring maneuvers are being undertaken to access the remaining supplies. Everyone is talking about a process in the gas sector that throws unsuspected (pressure) waves: hydraulic fracturing, in English "hydraulic fracturing" or fracking for short, is the magic word that is supposed to wash money into the pockets of energy companies, divide politics and endanger citizens.