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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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Potential of the Monterey Shale?
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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.

Potential of the Monterey Shale?
May 31, 2013 | National Geographic
California's Monterey Shale could hold twice as much oil as the Bakken or five times as much as the Eagle Ford. How much it yields might be determined by challenging geology or citizen opposition.

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