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Shaking hands with the devil: the deepest hole ever drilled

The Kola Superdeep Borehole drilling rig enclosure standing over 200 feet tall. (Image via Creative Commons)

During the Cold War, while the Space Race pitted the Soviet Union against the United States to conquer the skies, the two countries were also vying to drill as deep as possible into the earth. The USSR embarked on drilling a hole in 1970 on the Kola Peninsula located east of Finland.  By 1983 the project, named the Kola Superdeep ...

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2014’s Booms, Bans, and Busts no. 8: America’s 1st well, nuclear fracking, and shaking hands with the devil

To bring in the New Year, Shale Plays Media is counting down the days with a series that will recount the top stories we’ve covered over the past year. So far, we’ve recapped the new carbon emission regulations and the controversy surrounding oilfield waste disposal. Mostly, we keep our readers up to date with current events, but sometimes we like ...

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