Fracking Miracle! Oil from Fracked Shale Wells Now 51% of Total

We don’t say it often enough anymore: Hydraulic fracturing (i.e. fracking) is a MIRACLE that has enhanced and bettered the lives of millions of people across the planet. Contrary to the propaganda pedaled by fossil fuel haters (totally insane people in our humble opinion), fracking is perhaps the most important human invention/innovation of the past quarter century. Take this statistic as proof: According to our favorite government agency, the U.S. Energy Information Administration, oil extracted from fracked wells (as opposed to oil from conventional wells) is now responsible for 51% of all oil produced by the United States. A quarter century ago oil from horizontally fracked wells produced zero oil. What a truly stupendous breakthrough by George Mitchell, Aubrey McClendon, Harold Hamm and other early innovators. Here’s the EIA’s story about the ascendance of oil from horizontally fracked wells…

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