Definition of drilling
Recent Examples of drilling from the Web
While U.S. stockpiles have edged lower, rising American production and drilling is sowing doubt over OPEC’s efforts to trim a global glut.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has embarked on an environmental study to monitor the effects of oil and gas drilling on the springs that feed a famous pool at Balmorhea State Park in West Texas.
The bigger problem is that offshore drilling remains uneconomical with oil prices so low.
While everyone was obsessing on the Paris news, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke got the ball rolling on opening more of Alaska to oil and gas drilling.
Atwood Oceanics Corp., up $1.96 to $10.04 The offshore drilling contractor said it will be bought by Ensco PLC for $10.72 a share in stock, or about $863 million.
Inland states keep almost half the royalties from drilling on federal lands with no annual cap.
In 2009, Caltrans began exploratory drilling for an environmental study.
The US Supreme Court has already ruled that states can prohibit oil companies from passing drilling fees on to consumers.
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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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