"[A]s another round of record heat began pounding the mid-Atlantic region, the Susquehanna River Basin suspended 64 water withdrawal permits, the majority of these suspensions going to in state Marcellus shale gas drillers ... “Fracking a well” according to industry leader Chesapeake Energy requires 4.5 million gallons per well ... A specific shale gas “pad site” might hold up to 10 horizontal fracking well veins or bores. This means just one site might easily consume 45 million 50 million gallons of clean water ... These actions results in millions of gallons of diesel fuel being burned by the drillers in running trucks and heavy equipment in and out of these pad and well sites ... Wells are often fracked more than once. There are no known public records as to how many times a given pad site or individual well are refracked in order to make a given well productive and keep it that way."

Ein Artikel von Robert Magyar über den durch Dürreperioden bedrohten Wasserbedarf beim hydraulischen Fracken von Shalegas-Bohrungen in Pennsylvania sowie den beim Betrieb von Shalegas-Plays einhergehenden, hohen Kosten, Verkehrsaufkommen, dem Treibstoffverbrauch und der zwangsläufigen Umweltverschmutzung. Erschienen auf (19. Juli 2012).