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Former chief Texas regulator Barry Smitherman says exports and the migration from coal to natural gas pave the way to the future.

Well stimulation levels, pricing, and completion techniques have reached equilibrium in the Marcellus. With activity stabilizing, service providers think pricing could rise as activity builds back later this year.

According to a new IHS report, more than 170 mature oil plays worldwide have the potential from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to produce as much as 141 billion barrels of oil.