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How Hydraulic Fracturing Can Help Lower Gasoline Prices
Posted by Michael Tadeo on August 09, 2013

In a recent article in The Atlantic, Karl Smith from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, explains how hydraulic fracturing could help end gasoline price volatility.  Hydraulic fracturing allows the development of oil reserves that have previously been unreachable with other forms of energy exploration. While a traditional well may produce 50 barrels of oil per day, a fracked well can produce upwards of 7,000 barrels per day.

This fracked crude oil is much lighter, which means that more refineries can process the lighter crude. With more crude able to be refined, more gasoline can come to the market thus lowering the price.  This is a textbook case of supply and demand economics.

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