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The key to unlocking America's vast shale oil and natural gas resources was only perfected in the late 1990s, when Mitchell Energy successfully wedded Fracking with the less-heralded technology of horizontal drilling. The initial result was the rapid development of the Barnett Shale natural gas resource in North Texas. Over the following decade, names like "Haynesville", "Marcellus", "Fayetteville", "Bakken" and "Eagle Ford" became ubiquitous terms in discussions about U.
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