Hydraulic fracturing drilling rig

Hydraulic fracturing drilling rig

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Caption: Hydraulic fracturing drilling rig in the Permian Basin in West Texas. The Permian Basin is in the northwestern part of Texas and the southeastern part of New Mexico. Oil has been recovered for decades in the area. The fracking industry recently revived production and the area is experiencing a new oil boom. Permian Basin, Texas.

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