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American Agenda (Economy: Oil Supply) #126080

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 06, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Edgerton, Wyoming: Barry Serafin) Oil industry's development of "huff and puff" technology, a new way to get old oil out of dried up wells, featured; scenes shown from "Boom Town", a movie about drilling for oil and from Wyoming oil fields. [Petroleum Association of Wyoming Richard ROBITAILLE - comments.] Explanation given of how process works by pumping carbon dioxide into oil holes so that oil flows up when pressure is released. [University of Wyoming Harry DEANS - comments.] Reaction of environmentalists to this new technology detailed. [Wyoming Wildlife Federation John ZELAZNY - comments.] Implications of study for other states noted.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Serafin, Barry
Duration:
00:04:20

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