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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:29 AM

Today on NPR someone was talking about the price of oil being so low now. He basically said it was

because the US is producing a lot more oil because of fracking.

I've been reading a lot about this sort of stuff recently. Can anyone direct me to a link or tell me, what does this mean about the US's production of oil? Somehow, I don't think fracking is a long-term solution.

I found one

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/12/141219-fracking-oil-supply-price-reserves-profits-environment/

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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:36 AM

1. Yes, it's because of fracking

US oil production in 2010 was 5.6 million barrels a day, that rose to over 9 million barrels a day in 2015 and 8.8 million barrels a day in 2016, data here. Nearly half of the oil produced in 2016 (4.25 million barrels a day) was "tight" oil (oil shale, tar sands, etc), see here.

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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 11:38 AM

2. thank you! nt

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