It has also boosted the plight of private operators. Jeffery Hildebrand, 63, the founder and sole owner of Lafayette, Louisiana-based Hilcorp Energy, is now worth more than $12 billion, while Endeavor Energy Resources founder Autry Stephens, 84, has capitalized on its huge holdings. company in the Permian Basin to expand its assets to $5.2 billion.

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