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?
Fort Worth and several other individuals and cities have sued Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy claiming the company underpaid natural gas royalties.
High levels of contaminants, including arsenic are present, according to a University of Texas at Arlington study, in private water wells near gas operations.
Texas Railroad Commission reports show drilling permits in the Barnett fell in 2012 to their lowest level in nine years.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
A University of Texas study says there’s no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.
Gas producers in North Texas are now required to publicly disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, and the amount of water they use to do it.