US oil production is at an all-time high of 10 million barrels a day on the back of its shale fields. As the energy industry gathers in Houston for a major conference, investors are worrying if the boom will last. A handful of bottlenecks may slow frackers, and the necessary pipeline infrastructure is hard to justify with shale’s diminishing returns. The success of these drillers relies on tech advances and continued capital. Will the shale boom remain strong or dry up?
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