Ex-army helicopter engines drill for gas, with gas

Reuters: LONDON, April 3 (Reuters) - Helicopter jet turbines that once flew for the U.S. military are on a final, earthbound mission - pumping gas on home soil as part of an assault on costs in the shale drilling industry. Operational for about a year now, a project led by Green Field Energy Services (GFES) is about to embark on a new stage, converting the makeshift pumps that are already half the price and twice as powerful as purpose-built diesel units to run even more efficiently, on cheap natural gas,......

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