Compressor trucks fracturing a gas well Laceyville, Pennsylvania.
The process of fracking involves arraying numerous compressors around a well head manifold and pressurizing the system with millions of gallons of water and toxic chemicals.
A single fracking job in Pennsylvania can require over a thousand trucks, and each well is generally fracked up to ten times. In some areas, oil and gas companies plan on drilling a gas well at least every square mile. If each well represents 10,000 trucks over the life of the drilling process, the increase in truck traffic on surrounding roads is exponential.