The shale plays where hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, dominated the majority of oil and gas drilling were also the same plays where water use was highest, ranging between 2.6 million gallons and 9.7 million gallons of water per well.
Noble Energy outbid at least two other companies interested in buying Rosetta Resources by sweetening its offer and agreeing to pay a higher premium for the smaller independent producer than the other firms were willing to spend, newly released regulatory filings reveal.
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