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Bakken, Three Forks largest continuous US oil accumulation

Stephanie B. Gaswirth Kristen R. Marra The recent reversal of the declining trend of US oil production is largely due to production from unconventional or “continuous” low-permeability reservoirs by use of multistage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal legs of exploration wells. The US currently produces about 7.4 million bo/d, and the increasing trend in domestic production has led to speculation that ...

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Oil drilling opponents ask Collier lawmakers to pursue fracking ban, buffer

Golden Gate Estates

IMMOKALEE — Opponents to oil drilling in Golden Gate Estates implored Collier lawmakers Tuesday to back a resolution banning hydraulic fracturing and to create a one-mile buffer zone between any well and homes to protect residents in the Estates. Collier County’s five legislative delegation members, meeting Tuesday in Immokalee to hear what residents want them to focus on in Tallahassee ...

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