Crude from tight oil now the primary source of oil from the U.S.
Hydraulically fractured wells now account for the majority of the crude oil produced in the U.S., according to the EIA. Based on the most recent data available, crude oil produced from hydraulic fracturing now makes up 51% of total oil production in the country.

The information compiled by the EIA showed that in 2000, approximately 23,000 hydraulically fractured wells produced 102 MBOPD in the U.S., making up less than 2% of the national total. By 2015, the number of hydra...


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