Barnett Shale

File image of a natural gas well drilling rig. (credit: Getty Images/Michael Smith)

North Texas Residents Lawsuits Claim Gas Drilling Contaminated Water

Five Residents who live near natural gas drilling sites have filed two lawsuits against three energy companies, accusing them of contaminating their drinking water with chemicals.


A quality control technician for Halliburton Energy Services Company, checks the levels of chemicals that are used in completing  a natural gas well.

Dallas-Based Gas Company To Invest $350M In W.Va.

A Dallas-based company is planning to spend $350 million on pipelines and a processing plant for natural gas pumped from the Marcellus shale in West Virginia.


A drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010 near Ray, North Dakota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Grand Prairie Approves 6-Month Drilling Ban

Another city has put natural gas well permit drilling applications on hold amid environmental and planning concerns.


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Report: Old Texas Gas Lines Vulnerable To Rupture

Thousands of major natural gas transmission lines laid decades ago in Texas are vulnerable and may need costly replacement, a newspaper reported Monday.


More Air Monitoring Stations In Barnett Shale

State officials say they’ll add 8 more air quality monitoring stations in the Barnett Shale of north Texas.