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An oil derrick, which sits over an oil well to support the equipment used to drill the well or place pipe down the well.
The United States is experiencing an energy boom thanks in large part to "fracking
,” the technology also known as hydraulic fracturing, which has enabled the extraction of huge, previously untapped reservoirs of oil
and natural gas
. In the United States, 95 percent of the natural gas consumed in 2011 was produced domestically. Many believe the technology has revolutionized the energy industry. Policypedia will be covering all aspects of this policy issue with a series of informative, understandable articles so readers can make up their own minds.
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