WA Post: The United States of oil and gas

Since 2010, the United States has been in an oil-and-gas boom. In 2015, domestic production was at near-record levels, and we now produce more petroleum products than any other country in the world. President Trump said he plans to double down on the oil and gas industry, lifting regulations and drilling on federal land. Here is the state of the petroleum extraction industry that the new administration will inherit. […]


Editor’s Commentary:
This article is interesting due to the authors’ imaginative use of drilling and production data to create detailed, narrative-rich overlays.

Article Source: Tim Meko and Laris Karklis. The United States of oil and gas. Washington Post. 14 Feb 2017. Original content accessible: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/national/united-states-of-oil/


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