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Questions about shale production arise as U.S. oil production falls

Oct 1, 2019
Analysts have raised questions about the limits of shale oil wells in the United States.
A high-pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where fracking is used to extract oil and gas in Lost Hills, California, in 2014.
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It's not just big oil that's struggling

Smaller companies are getting by plugging wells for customers.
Small oil companies are feeling the squeeze of falling prices, too.
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How an oil rush made LA the city it is today

Dec 18, 2014
After first oil well was drilled in 1892, derricks became a symbol of Los Angeles.