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Tight Rock and Tight Regulations Could Limit the Monterey Shale
September 24, 2013 |

The Monterey Shale of California might hold more oil than all of the other onshore shale plays in the United States; however, the oil might be hard to produce because of technical and regulatory reasons.

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Challenges of the Monterey Shale
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Although the Monterey Shale contains vast amounts of oil the cost of leasing is very high, much of the oil is very deep and a new approach at fracking might be needed to liberate the oil.

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The Monterey Shale may have five times more oil than the Bakken but so far it resists production with current methods.

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