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Consortium Wins Big Drilling Technology Contract

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Science  12 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5809, pp. 171
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5809.171a

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A consortium of big energy firms and universities has received $375 million, to be spread over 10 years, from the U.S. government for research on new ways to find and extract oil and gas. Opponents say the program is an unnecessary corporate subsidy in an era of rising energy prices. (Read more.)