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    "Demand for a certain commodity, oil, drives oil companies to go into more risky environments in a way that I didn't understand just a little while ago.  As our demand for oil [and government regulation, or "standards", as I like to call them] drives  them into these areas, the margin for error decreases for a number of reasons. Why? Well, for example, these are ever more remote and difficult areas, you can't go out and touch the hole you're drilling. The ability to control and monitor fracturing decreases ... We've been doing this without thinking.  If we don't stop and think aboutg what we're doing, we could end up in deep water ... literally."

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