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6 companies that stand to benefit from fracking

You know energy companies benefit. Here are some plays you might not think of.

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Jun 17, 2014 9:46AM
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It can be done safely, it can be done cost effectively, and it can deliver economic gains unlike anything we've ever seen. In return, I want to see an end to our reliance on foreign oil and significantly lower prices for gas, oil, and energy. Too bad those things will never happen though.

 

In other words, we have the potential to do great things as a result of this technology, but greed will ensure we maintain the status quo and keep fleecing the public.

Jun 17, 2014 8:35AM
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I worked for a company, a division of Dow Chemical that was later purchased by Schlumberger, that fracked wells in Ohio in the early 1980's.  In addition to the traditional water-based system, liquid nitrogen was also beginning to be used.  And yes, we even did one experimental well with CO2.


There are 2 types of oil/gas wells.  Those that have been fracked and those that will be.


It is not fracking that has made shale formations economically viable.  It is horizontal drilling that has unlocked the oil/gas in these formations.

Jun 17, 2014 1:20PM
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No matter how much oil we pull out of US soil. We all get screwed by greedy big oil. How much have gas prices dropped since this wonderful fracking has begun?.
Jun 17, 2014 11:29PM
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GE pays no taxes-just keeps getting fatter.
Jun 17, 2014 11:16AM
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Working in the oil and gas industry, I can tell you first hand that fracking, really doesn't cause earth quakes, and the filtration process used doesn't contaminate water sources. I cant believe how stupid some of you really are. Making comments on something you know nothing about. you would rather buy fuel from the terrorists and oil barons in some third world country that wishes the USA would die, you are a bunch of IDIOTS.
Jun 16, 2014 9:36PM
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Funny how no one mentions that fraking has been going on in California oilfields for decades and none of the environmental, "potential" disasters have occurred. Its interesting the liberal/marxists paint the prossess as the next great disaster and none of their predictions have materialized, there is no science to support their lies, and yet the lies are still being published as if there was any creditability there.
Jun 17, 2014 5:32AM
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Fracking has been done country wide for over half a century. The difference today is instead of simply drilling down to the production zone and fracking around the well bore as they did they now have the ability to angle the drill once reaching the zone and horizontal drilling for thousands of feet. This type of fracking is far more effective but increases risk.
Jun 17, 2014 10:13AM
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Why doesn't MSN give us a forum to post about OBAMAS failed foreign policy? The world is coming apart at the seams and MSN continues to post meaningless articles. ...How about it MSN?    Are you finding it impossible to lie and cover up for your big eared boy, therefore would rather avoid the issue than publicize his dismal failure as president!
Jun 17, 2014 12:52PM
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I see obama authorized the capture of one of the Benghazi attackers......to take some of the attention away from Lois Learners missing e-mails and all his other ****-ups no doubt. But Hey!!!! What difference does it make!
Jun 16, 2014 7:40PM
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To protest fracking, Obamaville should not accept one penny's worth of tax revenue from any part of the process or its supply chain
Jun 17, 2014 8:22AM
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      No benefits for the gasoline consumer I noticed, but that is evident at every fill up by every over taxed citizen across the U.S. So they developed  fracking for more energy reserves and Fa king for more cash reserves. Isn't technology just grand ! 
Jun 16, 2014 8:44PM
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Good or bad. Fracking produces jobs and profit which is contrary to the Obama Doctrine and does not promote his socialist agenda
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Drill Baby Drill !!!

Why let tree-hugging liberals and Muslims control OUR gas prices?
Jun 21, 2014 5:30AM
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I know Obama and libs hate it, but its a blessing we have in this country all the nat. resources.
Jun 21, 2014 5:59AM
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Everybody and the whole economy, not just a few specific industries, will benefit from a ready supply of relatively cheap fuel.
Jun 17, 2014 8:42AM
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There's a solution to the lack of pipeline infrastructure.  Start the Keystone pipeline since the Obama EPA has given it a green light years ago.
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"6 companies that stand to benefit from fracking":

And YOU can too, just buy stock in these companies.  Don't hate fracking, embrace it!!!!!!

I mean really, what the frack, man?

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Notice how after Obozo was elected for the second time MSN put a hold on being able to post comments on political articles like we used to.  But don't worry, as the 2016 presidential election rolls near they will reinstate the ability for the Libtards like Feisty Redhead and Pigotry to post their poison, at will.
Jun 17, 2014 1:07PM
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Good 
FRACK your brains out and lets get energy free from tyrants!!!!
 
Jun 21, 2014 11:41AM
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The use of natural gas is better than oil, but with the restriction of not creating water problems in the future, however;  the US needs to explore the greater use of our sun and wind energies.  Go after the the type of energy that requires no pollution side effects and will always remain plentiful with no pol-ution to harm our planet....
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