Largest US Oil Reserve Found

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, December 28, 2018

The United States Geological Survey has announced the discovery of the  largest oil and natural gas reserve ever assessed.

The location is beneath Texas and New Mexico.

Officials say the discovery may bring not only an economic boom but also environmental concern.

The site in question could hold 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids.

This makes it the largest reserves ever assessed in the United States.

To get to the oil and gas, companies will most likely need to frack, a process that fractures rock using a pressurized liquid containing chemicals.



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