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What Is a Blowout?
What Is a Blowout?

When most people imagine an oil field, they probably think of crude shooting hundreds of feet into the air as it did in the 1800s. That phenomenon is called “gushing.” It’s the result of highly pressurized oil and gases forcing themselves into a less pressurized environment. ...

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