Despite Disappointing Returns, Oil Driller Pushes Ahead with Fracking Near Rare Texas Wildlands

This article discusses the financial problems that affect fracking in a Texas oilfield.

Big oilfield dreams risk doing irreversible harm to an irreplaceable place — and, some financial analysts warn, with no clear promise of big profits. Already, there are signs the wells may not live up to Apache’s early hopes and pressure has been growing from Wall Street to stop pouring money into huge infrastructure projects based on risky assumptions.

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