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Slate's Explainer: Estimating Potential Oil Reserves

Slate contributor Daniel Engber explains how geologists can tell if an area has oil beneath its surface, and how much. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates there could be more than 10 billion barrels of oil in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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