Definition of drilling
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At issue is more than 1,000 cubic yards of radioactive oil and gas drilling waste that state officials say were brought into Kentucky illegally and dumped at the Estill landfill from July through November 2015.
Nobody heard the racket that must have come from drilling or pounding out the back of a steel safe that sat on the other side of that alley wall?
The resulting whirlpool sucked in the drilling platform, eleven barges, many trees and 65 acres of the surrounding terrain.
Oil executives said that if weren’t for exports, so much oil would be stockpiled in already flush domestic inventories that the American benchmark price would be $10 to $20 below the current $45 a barrel, making most new drilling uneconomical.
Meanwhile, after President Trump opened the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, his administration is facing a bipartisan push to block companies from using a blasting technique that harms ocean life.
About 20 additional drilling rigs are exploring for natural gas and fracking crews are suddenly in short supply.
The proximity of oil and gas wells to communities has long been a source of tension in Colorado, especially northeast of Denver, where both the population and drilling have boomed in the past decade.
The boom in the production of natural gas, due largely to hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling techniques, has put the U.S. on track to become a worldwide gas exporter for the first time in decades.
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Origin and Etymology of drilling
modification of German Drillich, from Middle High German drilich fabric woven with a threefold thread, from Old High German drilīh made up of three threads, from Latin trilic-, trilix, from tri- + licium thread
First Known Use: 1640See Words from the same year
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