A shale gas well bore is lined by steel pipe, shown here in 100-foot sections in Washington County, Pa., at the drill site of Range Resources. Between its vertical and horizontal sections, a well bore will extend 9,000 feet or longer and require more than a million pounds of steel. Tom Gjelten/NPR hide caption

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Rediscovering Natural Gas By Hitting Rock Bottom

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Who's Looking At Natural Gas Now? Big Oil

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Face-Off Over 'Fracking': Water Battle Brews On Hill

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