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Amid fracking boom, some drillers struggle to earn

Jul 11, 2019
Natural gas companies are struggling, in large part because the prices they’re selling at are so low.
Swallows fly past a high-pressure gas line crossing a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil are extracted using fracking near Lost Hills, California.
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Energy giants to ramp up Permian Basin fracking

Mar 5, 2019
The Permian Basin is now far from the preserve of the independent producer.
Pump jacks are seen using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
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After 7-year ban, fracking for gas resumes in U.K.

Nov 8, 2018
Drilling company contends with protests as minor earthquakes trigger delays.
Anti-fracking protester Julie Daniels standing outside the fracking site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.
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Why high prices mean good news for U.S. oil

Sep 25, 2018
Tight supply and healthy demand help, too.

Even with approval, Keystone pipeline may not get built

Mar 24, 2017
The Trump administration has approved a construction permit on the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline. Back when it was planned in 2010, oil was still trading at $100 a barrel and fracking had yet to fully ramp up. The project still serves as a symbol for both environmentalists and energy companies. But the overall impact of […]

Local Money: The controversy over North Dakota 'man camps'

Apr 1, 2016
One city is banning temporary housing for oil employees .