The Book

The Boom by Russell GoldOne hundred wells a day. That is the number of wells that are drilled and hydraulically fractured – or fracked – every day in the United States.

In The Boom, Wall Street Journal reporter Russell Gold chronicles the rise of this once-obscure oilfield technology, a story that answers a critical question of our [...]

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The Author

Russell Gold

Russell Gold is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Wall Street Journal.

He started his journalism career at the Philadelphia Inquirer and the San Antonio Express-News. In 2000, he joined The Wall Street Journal and covered Texas and economics, before switching to energy in 2002. His reporting has taken him to [...]

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Featured Article

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Next Texas Energy Boom: Solar
  • 22nd August 201522/08/15

By Russell Gold FORT STOCKTON, Texas—A new energy boom is taking shape in the oil fields of west Texas, but it’s not what you think. It’s solar. Solar power has gotten so […]

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"A tour de force of contemporary journalism that will captivate anyone concerned with the future."
-- Booklist
"The Boom puts a human face on the unfinished story of our struggle to transition to a sustainable world.”
-- Steven Chu, Former United States Secretary of Energy
“Authoritative and fairly balanced…a welcome guide–the best all-around book yet on fracking.”
-- San Francisco Chronicle

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