1. HYDRAULIC FRACTURING:
Small fortune is lost when oil giant's well collides with family business
Naomi Parker and her ex-husband, the proprietors of Parko Oil LLC, own 10 oil wells in the San Juan Basin of Sandoval County, N.M. It may seem an unusual retirement investment, but with the price of oil hovering around $100 a barrel, the wells have provided the couple with a cushy income. That was the case until Sept. 30, when the Parkers found themselves with a mess on their hands.