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            The History of Oil Well Firefighting & Blowout Control 

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  Quote Stuff 

"It's not like the US can pump a bunch more. Our production is what it is," Quantum Energy Partners' Wil VanLoh told the FT. (VanLoh coined the phrase: the US tight oil industry has "eaten the heart out of it's watermelon"). 

"There's no bailout coming. Not on the oil side, not on the gas side,"

the head of the private equity group, a big shale investor, said.

 Stuff  To Think About 
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The USGS Assessment Of the Midland Basin 

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The Delaware Basin Is An Arid Desert,
It's Remaining Groundwater a Precious Resource. 10.6% Reuse Of Produced Water, After Eight Years, Is a Freakin'  Embarrassment! 


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