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Shale oil companies: Victims of their own success

A self-inflicted wound

Williston North Dakota Oil Field (Modified) — By Lindsey G — Oil Rig, CC BY 2.0

Chesapeake Energy Company was one of the leaders in a shale oil business that boomed over the past several decades. New fracking technology and lucrative oil prices powered the rise of “unconventional resource plays,” exploiting the vast U.S. reservoirs of hydrocarbons locked into shale formations. Shale oil companies were so successful at…

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William House

William House

Exploring relationships between people and our planet — Stories and articles promoting science, art, environmental awareness, and human insights.