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Oil firms see backlash as prices for US shale field drilling rights soar

Record prices for Permian Basin drilling rights are prompting the companies and investors to look elsewhere

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Explorers eager to tap the basin's mile-thick stack of oil-soaked rock layers have paid as much as US$60,000 an acre - a 50-fold explosion in deal prices over four years, according to Wood Mackenzie Ltd.

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RECORD prices for drilling rights in the Permian Basin, the most fertile US shale field, are prompting oil companies and private equity investors to look elsewhere for the next big gushers.

Explorers eager to tap the basin's mile-thick stack of oil-soaked rock layers

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