By definition, HYDRAULIC FRACTURING is the USE OF PRESSURIZED FLUIDS TO FRACTURE AND EXTRACT RESOURCES.
Vertical wells versus. Horizontal Wells - Both use "hydraulic fracturing" for gas extraction
Vertical fracking wells have been used since the 1940s, while horizontal fracking gained popularity in the 1990s. Vertical wells go down to a depth of approximately 100 meters and require lower pressure and volumes of water for operation, as compared to horizontal wells.
Although both wells differ in size, resources requirements and impacts, they are broadly categorised together, and hence advocates to horizontal wells can accurately claim that “fracking” has been in WA for over 60 years.