Inflation holds steady despite surging oil prices

A worker checks the drilling rig before attaching it to the turntable on Endeavor Energy Resources LP's Big Dog Drilling Rig 22 in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Of all the booming U.S. oil regions set soaring by a drilling renaissance in shale rock, the Permian and Bakken basins are among the most vulnerable to oil prices that settled at $57.81 a barrel Dec. 12. With enough crude by some counts to exceed the reserves of Saudi Arabia, theyre also the most critical to the future of the U.S. shale boom. Photographer:  Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg
A worker checks the drilling rig before attaching it to the turntable on Endeavor Energy Resources LP's Big Dog Drilling Rig 22 in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Of all the booming U.S. oil regions set soaring by a drilling renaissance in shale rock, the Permian and Bakken basins are among the most vulnerable to oil prices that settled at $57.81 a barrel Dec. 12. With enough crude by some counts to exceed the reserves of Saudi Arabia, theyre also the most critical to the future of the U.S. shale boom. Photographer: Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg

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