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“The shale boom oversupplied the world and crushed prices,” Dan Pickering, founder and portfolio manager at Pickering Energy Partners in Houston, said in an interview. “Shale is not going to do that in 2022 and 2023. It’s cautious optimism, the feeling that ‘the worst is past.’”

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This is a very cool little video about a really BIG and cool offshore platform working off eastern Canada, the famous Hebron.

This rig is a state of the art, monster piece of iron.

This is the REAL oilfield right here ! 


The United States has only 4% of total world, proven oil reserves. We are the 2nd largest oil consuming

nation  in the world.

57% of all HZ tight oil production in the US comes from the Permian Basin and 84% of that production is...EXPORTED ! 

See the visuals on Chart Stuff 

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