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The Next Big Thing In Oil Drilling

In Alberta, Canada a Novas drilling rig using the plasma pulse device. (Courtesy Novas Energy/Houston Public Media)
In Alberta, Canada a Novas drilling rig using the plasma pulse device. (Courtesy Novas Energy/Houston Public Media)

Just a few years ago, the oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking” was revolutionizing many energy businesses. Today, that business has plummeted along with the drop in the price of oil. But there’s a lot of research underway to find new and improved ways to get more oil out of the ground.

Dave Fehling from Here & Now contributor Houston Public Media reports.

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