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Finding Oil is Easy, Just Look on the Ground

Rock outcroppings in Utah that researchers say are bleached white by hydrocarbons (Photo: University of Houston)

There's a lot of drilling going on in Texas for oil and gas. So much, that Texas is a big reason why the United States in now producing more oil than it imports. But it all begins with what in the oil business is the most fundamental of challenges: finding the right place to drill. A place where you'll hit "Black Gold", not a "Dry Hole." State Impact Reporter Dave Fehling starts with a bit of history.