drilling http://wrkf.org en Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades http://wrkf.org/post/oil-industry-gets-earful-it-eyes-floridas-everglades As oil production goes, Florida isn't much of a player. The state produced less than 2 million barrels last year, which is how much oil Texas pumps from its wells each day.<p>That's about to change as the revolution in oil drilling technology comes to Florida.<p>One of the areas targeted for oil drilling is at Jaime Duran's doorstep in the southwestern part of the state. A retired engineer, Duran lives in a cottage with his wife, Pamela, and the chickens they raise on a 5-acre plot. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Greg Allen 23738 at http://wrkf.org Oil Industry Gets An Earful As It Eyes Florida's Everglades Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom http://wrkf.org/post/oil-gas-drilling-seems-make-earth-slip-and-go-boom There's been a surge in earthquakes in the U.S. over the last few years. In Texas, there are 10 times the number of earthquakes now than just a few years ago.<p>Scientists say it's likely linked to the boom in oil and gas activity, meaning that people who never felt the ground shake are starting to.<p>Here's how Pat Jones of Snyder, Texas, describes the earthquake that struck her town in 2010: "It just sounded like some car hit the back of our house. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 16:32:00 +0000 Mose Buchele, KUT News 22366 at http://wrkf.org Oil, Gas Drilling Seems To Make The Earth Slip And Go Boom On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands http://wrkf.org/post/job-deaths-spiking-oil-drilling-quickly-expands Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs.<p>One industry does offer opportunity: As baby boomers retire and drilling increases, oil and gas companies are hiring. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 20600 at http://wrkf.org On-The-Job Deaths Spiking As Oil Drilling Quickly Expands Shell Digs Deep To Tap Into Lucrative Oil, Gas Reserves http://wrkf.org/post/shell-digs-deep-tap-lucrative-oil-gas-reserves Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>One reason the world is not yet running out of oil and gas is that energy companies keep finding ways to extract those resources from more and more difficult places, including far under the ocean. Royal Dutch Shell announced plans, yesterday, for the world's deepest offshore floating oil and gas facility.<p>NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Shell calls its ultra-deepwater project a milestone. Thu, 09 May 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 10114 at http://wrkf.org