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Shell Digs Deep To Tap Into Lucrative Oil, Gas Reserves

NPR | May 9, 2013 2:56 a.m. | Updated: May 9, 2013 11:20 a.m.

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Debbie Elliott

Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans for the world’s deepest offshore oil and gas production facility. It will be nearly two miles beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. It is testing the bounds of the oil and gas industry’s capability to drill ever deeper.

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