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The Delaware Basin in arid western Texas and southern New Mexico used to be a good deal more inviting than it is today.
In fact, around 300 million years ago, when the region was south of the Equator, the area was a lush, tropical reef teeming with Permian life, covered by the warm Delaware Sea, which was part of the ancient Panthalassa Ocean.
Nowadays, the fossilized remains of that reef are exposed in the hot desert air, and the once-aquatic landscape has given way to scrub and the national parklands of Carlsbad Caverns and the Guadalupe Mountains.
The area is also known for its vast, thick deposits of limestone...
... and shale. Virtually endless expanses of oil-rich shale - wellspring of the second American energy revolution.
And one company is in the perfect position to reap the rewards of this ancient treasure...
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Dr. Kent Moors is an internationally recognized expert in oil and natural gas policy, risk assessment, and emerging market economic development. He serves as an advisor to many U.S. governors and foreign governments. Kent details his latest global travels in his free Oil & Energy Investor e-letter. He makes specific investment recommendations in his newsletter, the Energy Advantage. For more active investors, he issues shorter-term trades in his Energy Inner Circle.