Explorer Article

On the arid high plains of northeast Wyoming, the town of Gillette has become a bona fide boomtown. And it's coalbed methane creating the frenzy. The Powder River Basin has become the site of the hottest natural gas play in the country, a region most so-called experts wrote off as a wasteland for the gas.

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Explorer Article

Despite conventional thought perceiving coalbed methane as an anomaly and that completion techniques were slow an inefficient, pioneering independents worked to develop an important industry segment.

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Explorer Emphasis Article

A fragile and beautiful environment waits to be defined by seismic data ... and crews not only trimmed costs but left no marks on the environment.

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VG Abstract

This is a less-technical education topic. It can be condensed to an hour or given as 2 two-hour sessions. It stresses selected controversial aspects of fracking that touch some combination of environment and economics and includes a short video of how fracking is done.

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