The Bakken and Utica shales each have high hopes for contributing to the country's energy independence. While the Bakken is largely oil heavy, the nascent Utica Shale provides a generous mix of crude and natural gas.
With more and more manufacturing and transportation companies, like Warren Buffett's BNSF Railway, beginning to use natural gas as a feedstock and fuel, the Utica could certainly benefit, whereas its oil production could follow the prolific growth trajectory of the Bakken.
Watch the video below for a look at which production and infrastructure companies could benefit.
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