SHALE OIL

‘Shale Oil 2.0’: Uptick in Oil Prices Entices Shale Producers, but ‘Bumps in the Road’ Persist — Jadwa Investment

Data via Jadwa Investment.
The recently observed uptick in oil prices has given many US shale oil producers the opportunity to expand production, Riyadh-based Jadwa Investment said in a research note on shale production.

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