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The Exploding Trend in North American Energy

Motley Fool -- It's no secret that shale drilling has revolutionized America's energy landscape, helping boost domestic oil production last year to its highest level since 1998 and natural gas production to its highest level ever.

Major improvements in drilling technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, have allowed energy companies to coax massive quantities of oil and gas from shale formations across North America. But due to the technical complexity of shale drilling, costs have been sky-high.

A report by the American Petroleum Institute (API), a trade association representing the U.S. oil and natural gas indU.S.try, sheds greater light on the topic.

Lots of drilling, lots of spending
According to API's 2011 Joint Association Survey on Drilling Costs report, shale drilling


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Submitted May 12, 2013 By: skb69sa
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teenitup
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Keep on fracking our economy needs it!
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Thank you for submitting this article, skb69sa.
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ok
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There are better technologies than gas.
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costs will rise as always
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This is good for job market, to say at least.
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This is a great way to do gain some business.
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 10:50:35 PM

OK.
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Drink power ...... / LOL
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 10:03:31 PM

Good for USA!!!
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Message Posted: May 12, 2013 9:35:32 PM

we need to keep the oils in house, not exports all or them to other countries...
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Now if we could solve the biggest problems this country faces, and most of them are internal.
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need more technology to lower costs
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interesting
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Sure
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Hydrocarbon extraction has ALWAYS been a complex, technical and dangerous endeavor....
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Joy
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Nothing but the truth.
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I agree, orphan guy has done his homework, nice comment.
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its good to up production but don't ship it overseas
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no brainer at the current price of oil
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wow
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Wow. Just read @orphancarguy's post. Well thought, well put.
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cheap oil? never again
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Mo Fool. Not much there.
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Good. Let's hope the positive trends persist and soon include "more efficient clean up".
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There is no more cheap oil!!!
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Ok
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Interesting.
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an unbiased report from API?
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Its going fairly well in spite the Obama Administrations pitiful handling of our economy. These guys are still rookies at best!
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We're on our way to energy independence!
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AND Obama says No and that the final answer because hes always right and we the servents no nothing.
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The exploding trend in North American energy and right now cars and energy are the only thing that is keeping us from going into an global recession.
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exploding trend? Pun intended I hope.
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Source doesn't have much credence with me.
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@preacherjohn What would a spell check accomplish? "skb69sa" just posted a link. If the article has spelling errors, that's the original author's issue, not the person posting a link.
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Exploded so that it can be exported!
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I suppose in 20 years time we may know the real COST of fracking. Energy companies don't care what they do to the environment as long as they can pay their executives huge salaries and make obscene profits!
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hope so
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skb69sa--you need to do a spell check..
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just get the oil
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Nothing new here.
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Right now, energy and car sales are the only things keeping us from the global recession
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Thanks in large part to fracking.
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Sounds like good news to me...
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It means jobs are available
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I wouldn't use the world "exploding" while talking about energy sources...
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Any excuse to drive up gas prices.
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