Oil Drilling Technology Leaps, Clean Energy Lags


In this March 29, 2013 photo, workers tend to a well head during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. gas well outside Rifle, in western Colorado. Technology created an energy revolution over the past decade, but Old Energy is winning. Oil companies big and small have used technology to find a bounty of oil and natural gas so large that worries about running out have melted away. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

These pools had grown over millions of years as oil and gas oozed out of what is known as source rock.

Source rock is a wide, thin layer of sedimentary rock – like frosting in the middle of a layer cake – that is interspersed with oil and gas.

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