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Investor pessimism and peak growth hurting shale production

The shale boom certainly helped the United States to become the largest oil producer in the world. However, this production boom is showing signs of slowing down—to the point where the long run of explosive U.S. shale growth is likely coming to an end.

Permian Basin shale boom raises spectre of global oil glut

The Permian Basin has remained the nation's top producing oil field. However, a lack of crude oil pipelines has slowed growth in the labor market, including other basins such as the Bakken in North Dakota and New Mexico's part of the Delaware Basin.

Amount of water used for fracking has reached a 'tipping point'

As the fracking boom matures, the drilling industry's use of water and other fluids to produce oil and natural gas has grown dramatically in the past several years, outstripping the growth of the fossil fuels it produces.

Crude oil prices dip in anticipation of inventory data release

Crude oil prices dipped on Tuesday before weekly data that is forecast to show rising U.S. crude inventories, although investor confidence in OPEC's ability to curb output helped stem the price slide.

U.S. shale goes into overdrive as funds pull back from Permian

Production rose again in the Permian Basin in May this year. And while not a surprise, some investors are pulling away from the boom, fearful that shale will become a victim of its own success.

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An active pumpjack east of Andrews  TX
An active pumpjack east of Andrews, TX
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Methane gas flares from a well-head at the Orvis State well on the Evanson family farm in McKenzie C...
Methane gas flares from a well-head at the Orvis State well on the Evanson family farm in McKenzie County, North Dakota, east of Arnegard and west of Watford City.
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