HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: No candles, please. API wishes fracking a happy birthday Mike Soraghan, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Yesterday wasn't just St. Patrick's Day. It was also the 65th birthday of hydraulic fracturing. Who knew? Please subscribe to EnergyWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.