Fox Creek, a small town in Alberta, Canada, has found itself at the center of Canada's biggest fracking boom taking place in the Duvernay Shale, where the likes of Chevron, XTO Energy, Encana and Royal Dutch Shell are drilling for condensate at an unprecedented rate. As companies plan thousands of new wells in the region, Fox Creek's economy is set to benefit greatly from the surge in activity, but locals are concerned that hydraulic fracturing could lead to an increase in seismic events.
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