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'DUCs Down' has made shale’s post-COVID bed softer … so far

Mark Finley

'DUCs Down' has made shale’s post-COVID bed softer … so far.

U.S. producers have sustained oil supply by feathering their beds with “DUCs down” — their large inventory of drilled-but-uncompleted wells. Could they exhaust the DUCs? What then? Energy fellow Mark Finley explains on the Baker Institute Blog.

This post originally appeared in the Forbes blog on August 2, 2021.