It’s expensive to drill for oil in the United States because of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. It’s how a majority of new wells are drilled in Texas and other states. The amount of oil that is now produced in the U.S. makes it the world’s top oil producer, even ahead of Saudi Arabia.
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