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unitization

A system for controlling proliferation of oil and gas wells.Originally,property owners with oil or gas under their land would each dig one or more wells on their property and try to capture as much as they could of the underlying pool, which drained from many properties. One response was the passage of unitization laws by state governments,establishing spacing restrictions on wells and a sharing of profits and expenses among all the owners of the underground pool.

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Another reason it's wise to unitize is the related costs associated with poorly unitized loads.
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The system that unitizes and protects the loads during long sea voyages has a floor-anchored design and a fully automated, 4,000-pound capacity conveyor system.
Strapping unitizes bundled loads of products--from construction materials like lumber and brick, to primary packaging containers, including beverage bottles and cans.