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July 28, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Imagine life without oil, gas

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Regarding the letter “Fracking hurts land owners”:

It is amazing that I cannot even open the Sunday paper without seeing somebody complaining again about fracking oil and gas wells.

I have been in the oil and gas drilling industry for more than 30 years, working offshore and onshore. I have been a roughneck and a representative for major companies.

Fracking is done deep into the payzones, and all water tables are cased and cemented, which prevents any high-pressure fracking fluids from entering.

It is just amazing how many people turn on their stoves (gas or electric), stick a nozzle in their gas tank or even brush their teeth and have no clue that if it wasn’t for people like me and my brothers in this industry, they would be back to the horse and carriage.

Is that what the people want? I doubt it.

Most people in this world could not survive without a cellphone or toilet paper. If it wasn’t for oil and natural gas, these kinds of things would not be available.

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