“Fracking”, induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracturing is a process where water is mixed with sand and chemicals, and the mixture is injected at high pressure into a wellbore to create small fractures along which fluids such as gas, petroleum, uranium-bearing solution, and brine water may migrate to the well (Lubber, 2013). Critics claim the practice consumes vast amounts of fresh water, creating toxic liquid waste, and adding to the atmosphere's greenhouse gas burden, mostly because of increased risk of leaks of the potent heat-trapping gas, methane.  However, a recent article, (Kiger, 2014), Green Fracking? 5 Technologies for Cleaner Shale Energy, introduced new safer “Green” technologies to make shale energy safer.  One of these technologies is the use of infrared cameras to help detect methane gas leaks. [caption id="attachment_5224" align="alignright" width="220"]By Joshua Doubek (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Fracking Image By Joshua Doubek (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Infrared cameras detecting methane gas leaks could increase energy company profits and save the environment.  Unintentional methane gas leaks account for 30% of the methane emitted from the oil and gas industry.  Plugging these leaks could not only benefit the environment by reducing greenhouse gases, but also improve the profits of the energy companies.  A report released by The Clean Air Task Force (March 2014) asserts that 90% of the cost associated with plugging the leaks could be recouped in a year’s time by selling off the natural gas that would have otherwise escaped into the environment. Infrared camera technology has advanced and thermal cooled and uncooled cameras are less expensive and easily adapted for fracking camera applications-methane detection.  These new achievements and cost savings could drive gas and oil companies to become “green” in their fracking processes.  Aegis Electronic Group, Inc. offers a full line up of infrared (IR) cameras and thermal imaging cameras, infrared lenses and other accessories.  Please visit our Infrared page, https://www.aegis-elec.com/camera/infrared-radiation.html. Clean Air Task Force (2014), http://www.catf.us/newsroom/releases/2014/20140319-LDAR.pdf Kiger, P. (19 March 2014). National Geographic http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2014/03/140319-5-technologies-for-greener-fracking/ Lubber, Mindy (28 May 2013). "Escalating Water Strains In Fracking Regions". Forbes. Retrieved 15 April, 2014.