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Jun 10, 2013 - Epping, ND

The western part of North Dakota is in the midst of an oil boom. Travelling from Medora, ND to Epping, ND, we were in the middle of oil country. It has been long known that the US contained vast oil reserves that were locked up in shale, and until recently there was no way to free it from the shale and get it to the surface without spending more than you got back for the oil produced. One of the 'benefits' of high gasoline prices is that fracking has become economical. Also, horizontal drilling was perfected, which goes down a mile and then...

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