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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, a Goodrich Petroleum well stands ready for more work near Liberty, Miss. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. They're trying to extract oil from a formation called the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which one study says could hold 7 billion barrels. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, a pickup truck passes on River Road in Amite County, Miss. County Supervisor Max Lawson says the drilling-based road damage is of great concern throughout the small county as county government has limited funds for road repair. Lawson hopes the oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi does not drain the road repair fund that must cover the entire county. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, Amite County Chancery Clerk Ronnie Taylor shows how use of land records by the large number of leasing agents that have flocked to the county's antebellum courthouse in Liberty, Miss., has caused additional wear on the ledgers. Taylor hopes to have enough funds to put all of the records on electronic file to make searching easier and to preserve the ledgers. The agents review a variety of records to determine land and mineral rights to property that might be on or along the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation that may hold billions of barrels of oil. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, Amite County Supervisor Max Lawson looks around for heavy load carrying oil trucks or contracting companies equipment trucks driving along the smaller county back roads near Gillsburg, Miss. Although Lawson is hopeful about new county revenue coming from a anticipated increase in oil related activity, he worries about the small county's infrastructure and has established driving routes for the big rigs to travel that will do the least harm to the roads. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. They're trying to extract oil from a formation called the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which one study says could hold 7 billion barrels. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, beef cattle roam on Max Lawson's pasture while a oil platform looms in the background in Gillsburg, Miss. This "Gillsburg Christmas tree," as residents call it, may be the best indication of the economic future of the southwest county. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. They're trying to extract oil from a formation called the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which one study says could hold 7 billion barrels. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, Amite County Chancery Clerk Ronnie Taylor talks about the large number of leasing agents that have flocked to the county's antebellum courthouse in Liberty, Miss. The agents review a variety of records to determine land and mineral rights to property that might be on or along the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation that may hold billions of barrels of oil. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, Encana Corp., contractors work on a drilling rig in Amite County Supervisor Max Lawson's back pasture in Gillsburg, Miss. After a little more than two-years waiting to see if additional oil work would be done on a gravel pad, Lawson recalls the convoy of about 200 trucks bring the drilling rig and other gear to his property in late 2013. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. They're trying to extract oil from a formation called the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which one study says could hold 7 billion barrels. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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In this Dec. 23, 2013 photograph, Amite County Supervisor Max Lawson describes the convoy of about 200 trucks carting in a drilling rig and other gear on what was pasture land at his Gillsburg, Miss., farm. After a little more than a two-year wait, Encana Corp., contractors were finally drilling. Oil companies plan a big increase in drilling activity in 2014 in southwest Mississippi. They're trying to extract oil from a formation called the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, which one study says could hold 7 billion barrels. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)