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Wilcox seeing a boom of oil production wells in local area


WILCOX, Neb. (AP) — When Nebraskans hear the words "oil wells" they think of west Texas, Oklahoma, North Dakota and, maybe, Alaska.

But what about Wilcox, Nebraska?

The tiny farming community in a small oil-producing state now is a big fish in a small energy production pond.

The 49,649 barrels of oil pumped last year from nine Franklin County wells south of Wilcox landed the region known as "Luers Field" in fourth place on the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's list of the state's 25 largest oil production fields in 2018.

Seeing oil wells in fields of corn or soybeans is a sur...

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