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Drillers Raise Hope In Southern States

Companies will target Mississippi oil shale this year

February 28, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

GILLSBURG, Miss. (AP) - People living above an oil-rich shale formation that stretches across southwest Mississippi and Louisiana have been waiting on a boom for years. A steady trickle of drilling is already boosting the rural region's economy, and spending by two oil companies could make 2014 the year that many other locals finally cash in on the oil far beneath their feet.

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