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Oil and gas drilling has never taken place in Georgia, and exploration for conventional fossil fuels stopped in the 1970s. In the 2000s oil and gas companies began buying up leases to explore the state's shale plays. Most exploration in the state remains focused on the Conasauga shale field, which contains 625 trillion cubic feet of gas underlying Alabama, according to geologist Bill Thomas. He believes a similar amount could be underground in Northwest Georgia, but this so far remains speculative.[1]

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  1. Dan Chapman, "Georgia tees up for next shale gas boom," AP, March 10, 2013.

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