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US looking past energy independence to global dominance

Fracking, plans to loosen drilling regulations and better efficiency to make it happen, says US official

Mr Zinke is pushing forward President Donald Trump's plans to expand oil and natural gas drilling and reconsider regulations that might limit development of US natural resources.


THE US is in the position to be energy-dominant, not just independent, thanks to fracking and plans to loosen drilling regulations, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Monday.

Oil production across the US may increase by 17 per cent to a record 10.24 million barrels a day...

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