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 ... more 
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) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rogelio V. Solis
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 12:57 PM EST