Researchers say the Texas Two-Step is more efficient
Researchers at Texas Tech say they have a new fracking technique that's more efficient. It's called the Texas Two-Step.
Dr. Mohamed Soliman is head of the department of Petroleum Engineering.
"It would (release) a lot more hydrocarbon, that's we are projecting."
Dr. Soliman says the new method alternates the fractures to increase output.
"And we call it, by the way, Texas Two-Step because it is going back and forth and it's a very good technique."
Dr. Soliman says the key is good engineering ahead of time -- but he says that's also the case now with existing fracking.