New technologies help U.S. energy explorers, observers say

05/2/2013 | Washington Post, The

New drilling technologies are helping the energy industry make strides in oil and natural gas exploration, observers say. Houston engineers drill for natural gas in Pennsylvania using remote-controlled equipment, while oil rigs "walk" from one location to the next. The U.S. is now poised to become the largest oil and gas producer in the world in a few years as a result of the drilling boom.

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