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Comstock quits Tuscaloosa play on falling prices

MCCOMB — A second oil company is stopping drilling in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale because of falling oil prices. Comstock Resources, based in Frisco, Texas, said Thursday that it would stop drilling in the oil region, which straddles the state line between southwest Mississippi and Louisiana’s Florida Parishes. “Comstock has released its rig in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale and will ...

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Shale oil: market correction or longterm direction?

By Jack Weatherly The golden age of hydraulic fracturing began about 10 years ago “as oil and gas producers began to explore the nation’s massive shale formations in earnest,” according to an essay on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers website. Expansion of the technique in subterranean shale formations has pushed the United States toward oil and natural gas self-sufficiency in ...

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Amite, Wilkinson plan to use treated sewage to spur fracking operations

Officials of Amite and Wilkinson counties are preparing a plan for a water district they say will enhance hydraulic fracturing operations in their region while generating dollars for sorely needed road and bridge maintenance. A central feature of the plan: Pipe five million gallons of treated sewage daily from McComb, Liberty, Gloster and other Southwest Mississippi communities for drilling companies ...

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Energy efficiency: Mississippi already benefiting from U.S. moving toward energy self sufficiency

Not that many years ago there were concerns about “the end of oil,” the depletion of the oil reserves that fuel the world economy. One of the largest economic problems in the U.S. was the cost of importing so much oil. But drilling technology innovations including fracking now have some experts predicting that by 2035 the U.S. will achieve something ...

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Summit pushes chemical manufacturing in Miss.

JACKSON, Mississippi — An economist says that Mississippi has an opportunity to compete for energy-thirsty economic development. Louisiana State University Professor David Dismukes was hired by the Mississippi Energy Institute to look at opportunities that might arise from the U.S. boom in natural gas production. At the Governor’s Energy Summit Thursday, Dismukes presented preliminary results from his study. It suggests ...

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Fervor grows for Tuscaloosa Marine Shale

Mississippi’s leaders expect a parade of oil drillers to converge on the southwest corner of the state and are happy to cover the cost of striking up the marching music. When a potential to fill seven billion barrels awaits, let’s get cracking, they say. So far, state officials are getting the answer they wanted when they extended a lucrative tax ...

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