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Posted Wed Dec 18 2013: from Terre Haute Tribune-Star:
Drilling for oil at ISU: Derrick debuts on campus
Drilling started on Monday in what many hope will be the first successful oil well downtown in more than 100 years. Pioneer Oil of Lawrenceville, Ill., brought in more than 20 truckloads of drilling equipment over the weekend, despite heavy snow, and was set to begin boring into the ground Monday afternoon, said Steve Miller, chief financial officer for Pioneer... New drilling technology, including "horizontal drilling," has emerged in the last 10 years, making difficult-to-reach subterranean pools of oil economically viable. Technology now also allows drilling operations to capture gases and odors so that even wells in heavily populated areas are feasible...
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