U.S. Shale Drillers Are Drowning in Debt

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  • Samson bankruptcy shows potential market impact of fallout
  • Debt for 30 companies rises to above 40% of enterprise value
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As much as 400,000 barrels a day of oil production is at risk as U.S. shale companies like Samson Resources Co. run out of money and are forced to slow drilling.

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