DRILLING & FRACTURING
What is frac'ing? And, is it the same
as hydraulic fracturing?
In short, yes. The term "fracking," which is (supposedly) shorthand for the well completion process of hydraulic fracturing, is actually correctly spelled "frac'ing." Fracking has become the most used word to describe natural gas from shale deposits, such as the Barnett Shale. Google "fracking" and you get 10,200,000 links.