The energy industry is emphasizing the controversial technique over traditional drilling, partly for its shorter timetable.
Shortages of labor and materials are making it hard to drill and maintain wells.
The people and equipment they need are already hard at work.
The government says it is mulling the possibility of lifting the fracking suspension to ease the energy crisis caused by the invasion of Ukraine.
In a new book, Michael Patrick F. Smith reflects on his time working on an oil field in North Dakota.
President-elect Joe Biden said he does not want to ban fracking outright, but producers in Midland are nonetheless preparing for more regulation.
Oil and gas companies are trying to protect their interests if Biden wins.
Sand is an important material used in fracking for oil and gas. When prices dive and oil companies cut costs, sand mines shut down.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case to be heard Monday.