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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shell to drill world’s deepest offshore oil well in Gulf of Mexico

Shell to drill world’s deepest offshore oil well in Gulf of Mexico

It's getting harder to find the oil needed to fill 'er up.Shutterstock / TupungatoIt’s getting harder to find the oil to fill ‘er up. Royal Dutch Shell plans to stick its oil-extracting tentacles deeper under the Gulf of Mexico than any oil company ever has.
Shell is preparing to drill 9,500 feet — nearly two miles — beneath the surface of the sea to suck oil out of a reserve that was discovered eight years ago, 200 miles southeast of New Orleans. The deepest oil well currently in operation, at 8,000 feet deep, is operated nearby in the Gulf, also by Shell.http://grist.org/news/new-record-for-shell-worlds-deepest-oil-well-planned-for-gulf-of-mexico/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

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