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Heading in another direction : the impact of horizontal drilling on U.S. energy security

by Keene, Daniel

Abstract

In this study I attempt to explain the effect that the horizontal drilling boom has had on the resultant energy security scenario in the United States. Using crude oil import data and international political risk profiles from 2002-2012, I construct a risk-adjusted supply concentration index as a measure of how vulnerable the United States is to international disruptions of oil supply. I develop a model such that fluctuations in the vulnerability index can be explained by horizontal well count data from 2002-2012. I find that the horizontal drilling boom has had a positive and statistically significant effect on increasing the energy security of the United States.

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Title self-submitted as: Heading in another direction : the impact of horizontal drilling on US energy security

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Administrative Notes

Title self-submitted as: Heading in another direction : the impact of horizontal drilling on US energy security

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

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Publisher
Colorado College
PID
coccc:9858
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
44 pages : illustrations (some color)