Barnett Shale

Officials: Rules Changes Have Upped Fracking Water RecyclingOil and gas drilling companies using hydraulic fracturing in Texas say they are recycling more water than ever before thanks to a change in state rules.
Study: North Texas Drilling Adds $11.8B To EconomyProduction from the natural gas-rich Barnett Shale in North Texas has risen even as drilling activity and natural gas prices have fallen.
Dallas Council Passes Gas Drilling Ordinance With RestrictionsThe 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.
Report Looks At Drilling Wastewater & North Texas EarthquakesThe 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 Joins Lawsuit Against ChesapeakeFort Worth and several other individuals and cities have sued Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy claiming the company underpaid natural gas royalties.
UTA Study Finds Contaminants In Ground Water Near Gas WellsHigh levels of contaminants, including arsenic are present, according to a University of Texas at Arlington study, in private water wells near gas operations.
CBS I-Team: Saving The Barnett Shale Economic BoomTexas Railroad Commission reports show drilling permits in the Barnett fell in 2012 to their lowest level in nine years.
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.
Irving Residents Quickly Point Finger At Fracking For QuakesWhile 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
Insurer Won't Cover Gas Drill Fracking ExposureNationwide 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.
Gas Under Cemeteries Raises Money, Moral QuestionsDeep 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 To Lay Off 70 DFW WorkersChesapeake Energy, one of the key companies which developed the Barnett Shale natural gas field in North Texas, is laying off about 70 local employees.