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Study: North Texas Drilling Adds $11.8B To Economy

Production from the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale in North Texas has risen even as drilling activity and natural gas prices have fallen.

09/11/2014

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Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With Restrictions

The long and winding road of gas drilling in Dallas has reached its end. The city council voted on a new ordinance on gas drilling Wednesday.

CBS 11–12/11/2013

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Report Looks At Drilling Wastewater & North Texas Earthquakes

The natural gas boom in the Barnett Shale here in North Texas jolted the local economy — but did it also create a stir below ground and cause multiple earthquakes in Cleburne in 2009 and 2010?

CBS 11–12/03/2013

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Joins Lawsuit Against Chesapeake

Fort Worth and several other individuals and cities have sued Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy claiming the company underpaid natural gas royalties.

10/18/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UTA Study Finds Contaminants In Ground Water Near Gas Wells

High levels of contaminants, including arsenic are present, according to a University of Texas at Arlington study, in private water wells near gas operations.

08/05/2013

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CBS I-Team: Saving The Barnett Shale Economic Boom

Texas Railroad Commission reports show drilling permits in the Barnett fell in 2012 to their lowest level in nine years.

CBS 11–02/20/2013

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Hollywood Faces Fracking In ‘Promised Land’

The new movie “Promised Land” digs into the fierce national debate over fracking, the technique that’s generated a boom in U.S. natural gas production while also stoking controversy over its possible impact on the environment and human health.

01/02/2013

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Irving Residents Quickly Point Finger At Fracking For Quakes

While the City of Irving received no official reports of damage from a magnitude 3.4 earthquake over the weekend, residents who live around the epicenter have started to notice some minor things out of the ordinary

10/01/2012

Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

07/13/2012

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Gas Under Cemeteries Raises Money, Moral Questions

Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Whether to drill for that gas is causing soul-searching at cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, churches and residential backyards.

07/02/2012

Chesapeake Plaza in west Fort Worth. (Credit: CBSDFW.com)

Chesapeake Energy To Lay Off 70 DFW Workers

Chesapeake Energy, one of the key companies which developed the Barnett Shale natural gas field in North Texas, is laying off about 70 local employees.

06/19/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Sets New Fracking Disclosure Rules

The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.

05/04/2012

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