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Drillers cut natural gas production as prices drop to about $2.50

PITTSBURGH - As natural gas prices continue to drop, the recent nationwide boom in drilling is slowing. Drillers don't make money if prices go too low - and drilling wells isn't cheap."It is safe to say that there will be fewer natural...
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Geothermal wells to save energy

After weeks, or even months of preparation, Alaska well driller Tim Hlavnicka sank his first well Friday and hit nothing but gravel. He was thrilled.Hlavnicka's company, Aquasource, was...
Doyon, partners launch exploratory gas well

FAIRBANKS - Drillers punching 11,000 feet beneath Nenana...discouraging," Mery said of progress so far. Drillers pulled the pipe Friday to conduct a mandatory...that's quiet and dark," the burly driller said. He pointed out drill bits with...
Photo: Soil sampling

...Public Facilities, collects a core sample that was drilled near the Brotherhood Bridge and the MendenhallRiver. DOT&PF drillers Ron Wagseer, left, and Jason Love drill for another sample. The crew will be drilling in the area for a couple weeks to...
ND passes Alaska to become nation's No. 2 oil producer

...second-leading oil-producing state in the nation, trailing only Texas, state officials said Tuesday.North Dakota oil drillers pumped 17.8 million barrels in March, with a daily average of 575,490 barrels, Assistant State Mineral Resources Director...
Letter: We can't drill our way out of climate change

...mostly coming from decaying plant matter near the earth's surface, not from the large, underground gas reservoirs that drillers target. For example, huge quantities of methane are coming from permafrost that is thawing due to human-caused climate...
For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts

...what drivers pay for gasoline, airlines pay for jet fuel and truckers pay for diesel.Futures used to be traded mostly by drillers, refiners and others in the oil business looking to lock in prices for crude that they needed to sell or buy in future months...
Are low oil prices good for the environment?

...demand in developing countries began rising in the last decade, drillers struggled to keep up and prices began to rise. It seemed the...the nation's fuel mix.The high prices instead inspired drillers and investors to pursue oil wherever it might be found no matter...
Oil plunge is threat and boon to global economies

...the Gulf of Mexico and in some U.S. onshore shale formations is some of the most expensive oil to produce in the world.Drillers will have to cut back at least some activity. Forcing this kind of slowdown may have been part of OPEC's motivation for...
A day in the life of Green's Creek

...entrance to the mine, it's 10 a.m. and driller Gregg Smith is painting an ore face with...pattern around a center hole. After a driller is done, powder man Greg Pegues it return to sender," he said. Driller Gregg Smith maps out a tunnel wall with...


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