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New American oil milestone is a fracking big deal

By Jim Mackinnon Published: March 27, 2014

Fracking has tremendously boosted U.S. oil production, the federal goverrnment reports.

The American Interest's blog The Feed calls the latest figures a milestone for America.

The Feed: "America’s suddenly bright energy future has been well-publicized, but did you know that the US is now producing more than 10 percent of the global supply of oil? That’s a remarkable milestone, made all the more so by the rapid pace at which it was reached. The key driver behind this renaissance: fracking, which has released so-called 'tight oil' trapped in rock such as shale. In fact, as the EIA reports, more than 40 percent of American crude production in the fourth quarter of 2013 ...

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