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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Platform Press (June 15, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985070374
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985070373
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Though Texas born and bred, Chris Faulkner was not a child of the oil and gas business. He was certainly not the most likely candidate to become the oil and gas industry’s most vocal champion. Faulkner entered the oil and gas business by way of a 3D seismic imaging software program he designed. Since founding Breitling Energy Corporation in 2004, Faulkner has devoted himself to developing greener methods in his own company and advocating for a more environmentally friendly and transparent approach throughout the industry. A pragmatist and an optimist, Faulkner addresses oil and gas issues with a signature style, both frank and analytical, that has made him a trusted resource among the media and policymakers both at home and abroad. His work in the industry has brought him recognition in the form of industry awards—including AERG’s 2013 Oil Executive of the Year—as well as a media moniker he embraces: "Frack Master."

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I found the book to be well written, well footnoted and an easy read.
William McPeck
Faulkner's main assumption is that fracking technology provides a means for America to solve its energy problem with less risk and great gain.
Emory Daniels
Even though Faulkner makes a case that Gasland is sensationalist and inaccurate, it seems to me this book and Gasland is the perfect pairing.
Daniel G. Lebryk

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Format: Hardcover
Chris Faulkner, dubbed the `Frack Master' for his industry advocacy, is not only the author of this important publication, but he is also Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer Breitling Energy Corporation, and the driving force behind his company's extraordinary growth, technology innovations and strategic approach to oil and gas exploration and production. He studied biomedical engineering at Southern Methodist University, business and mathematics at Baylor University, and earned his Master of Information Science degree at the University of North Texas. He received an honorary doctorate degree for his achievements in business administration from Concordia College. He is influential in energy policy conversations in Washington, DC as well as extensive speaking engagements in North America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Fracking is one of the major controversies of our time. Many people see the subject as a war between Environmentalists and Energy Mongers. What Chris Faulkner accomplishes in his well-designed (with plentiful graphs, data, tables and photographs) accessible, exceedingly well documented rebuttal to those who would condemn fracking as a major threat to our globe is to present the positive aspects of fracking as a means of becoming energy independent from the OPEC countries' oil dealing. For some this will be an introduction to the topic - defining fracking, how it is done, what it produces, and the benefits of using it as a manner to tap the supply of energy that lies beneath the surface of the globe. As with all controversial subject, it is well to hear the proponents of both sides of the debate rather than being steered by sensationalists (on both sides!
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"In a very real sense, then, the fracking revolution isn't just benefitting America directly by upending its energy outlook in a very positive way; it also may do a lot to ease energy concerns for much of the rest of the world, reducing the potential of belligerent parties to use energy as a political weapon." -- page 55

When Chris Faulkner talks about fracking, people listen. Chris is a regular contributor on energy issues on CNBC and is a featured speaker at more than 100 major events each year. The tale that he has to tell should be good news of great joy to the vast majority of Americans. Unfortunately, the incredible story of the energy revolution that is taking place right here in the U.S.A. is being drowned out by the skeptics and the naysayers. In an attempt to set the record straight Chris Faulkner has written an impressive new book "The Fracking Truth -- America's Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story". For those unfamiliar with the process Faulkner thoroughly explains how fracking actually works while debunking many of the myths propagated by environmentalists and their allies in government and the mainstream media. Before you decide where you stand on this controversial issue it is important that you hear the other side of the story.

Environmentalists will argue that the answer to our nation's energy woes lie in "renewables" such as wind and solar. But as Chris Faulkner points out even the most optimistic projections reveal that these sources will provide less than 10% of our America's energy needs for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, over the past five years or so hydraulic fracturing aka "fracking" has really taken off in the U.S.
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Format: Hardcover
Author: Chris Faulkner

Publisher: Platform Press

ISBN: 978-0-9850703-7-3

Many of us shudder when we hear the term “fracking,” and without knowing exactly what it means, we immediately conjure something that is atrocious and a frightening threat to groundwater supplies and the environment. No doubt, this has been fueled in large part by the media and environmental activists that have their own agendas and consequently are not presenting us with the entire picture.

In addition, there is a lack of transparency emanating from the oil and petroleum industry that has contributed to our misconception of fracking, how it is done, the safety precautions being taken and the chemicals being used. As we can all appreciate, the world is never just black and white, right or wrong, one way or another. Is there another side to the fracking story? Is fracking safe? We must always strive to view matters from as many points as possible and this is exactly what Chris Faulkner sets out to do in his The Fracking Truth: America's Energy Revolution: The Inside, Untold Story.

Faulkner is the President and CEO of Breitling Energy Corporation. In 2004 he designed an advanced exploration software program to identify resource plays that would have easily been undetected using traditional methods. Although Faulkner is a strong proponent of fracking, he is also a vocal advocate of environmentally friendly and socially responsible development of oil and gas resources. His company's software, EnviroFrac evaluates the necessity and environmental safety of additives used in the process of hydraulic fracturing. And as he informs us, Breitling has eliminated 25% of the additives used in its frack fluids and is striving for 100% reuse or recycling of water used in fracking.
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