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The downside of the oil boom

The downside of the oil boom | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
North Dakota took on the oversight of a multibillion-dollar oil industry with a regulatory system built on trust, warnings and second chances.
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Drivers Everywhere Pay Less At the Pump Because of the New American Oil Bonanza

Drivers Everywhere Pay Less At the Pump Because of the New American Oil Bonanza | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
United States refinery production in recent weeks reached record highs and left supply depots flush, cushioning the impact of all the instability surrounding traditional global oil fields.
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Quakes Rattle Confidence in Texas Energy Boom

Quakes Rattle Confidence in Texas Energy Boom | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
It wasn't the semi-trucks rumbling down country roads, or the dust, or the natural gas wells that popped up around their homes that finally got to residents ...
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How Social Media beat the Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio and Colorado - with a small budget vs. a BIG budget

How Social Media beat the Oil and Gas Industry in Ohio and Colorado - with a small budget vs. a BIG budget | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Smart social media strategy and honest, genuine content trumped nearly $900,000 in oil industry ad buys when voters in three Colorado communities supported bans on natural gas fracturing ("fracking") in early November.
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Increased use of natural gas may not be in your future but social media is.

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American shale revolution ends Saudi Arabia’s reign as oil king

American shale revolution ends Saudi Arabia’s reign as oil king | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The shale oil and gas boom in the US has led to output increasing from about 8 million barrels a day in 2011 to 12 million barrels
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Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues

Timelapse Map Shows Oil And Gas Rigs Moving Across 'Saudi America' As Stunning Drilling Boom Continues | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
 
We recently showed you a stunning animated map from DrillingInfo.com's Kevin Thuot showing the evolution of the last 14 years of fracking in the U.S.
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"Saudi America."

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Is the fracking debate really over?

Is the fracking debate really over? | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
The country seems to have decided that it is willing to tolerate local impacts for the apparent greater benefit.
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