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

Barnett Contractors Announce Layoffs After Chesapeake Cuts Back

One day after Chesapeake Energy announced to cut back on its drilling operations, independent contractors report job cuts have already began inside other companies that depend on the Barnett Shale.


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

Residents, City Will Share Economic Toll Of Less Barnett Shale Production

Chesapeake Energy’s decision to scale back gas production and drilling on the Barnett Shale is expected to take a similar toll on city revenue in Fort Worth and on private citizens.


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

Chesapeake Energy Cutting Production In Barnett Shale

With natural gas positioned as the energy source to power Texas homes for 200 years, Larry Langston expected to get at least a few decades of production out of the gas under his land.


Chesapeake Drilling Sign

Fort Worth Residents Find Drilling Too Close For Comfort

Carolyn Allen sits down for a little bit of afternoon TV. She says it’s her escape from what’s going on right outside the window. “They are across the street and there they are,” says Allen,76, “I’ve lived here 30 years. We are all family.”


Gas Facility Gate Left Open

Gates At Fort Worth Natural Gas Facilities Found Opened, Raises Security Questions

The day Melissa McDougall told the Fort Worth zoning committee she was concerned about unsecured gas facilities in the city, she expected to find the problem solved. That afternoon, though, friends photographed gates wide open at Chesapeake Energy’s Mercado compressor station, she said.


The top of a Form 1040 individual income tax return is seen atop a stack of papers. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

DFW Companies Big On Corporate Tax-Dodger List

37 American corporations paid no income tax in 2010, and many got refunds. Several of the companies are based in DFW.


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

Fort Worth Residents Protest Gas Compressor Station

More than 100 residents voiced concerns to Chesapeake Energy officials about their plan to build the region’s largest gas compressor station close to their northeast Fort Worth neighborhoods.


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Fort Worth Could Lift Ban On Drilling Water Disposal In December

Just three days after Fort Worth extended its on five-year ban on burying gas drilling waste in the city, CBS11 has discovered the city could lift the ban by December.


A Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site. (credit: AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Fort Worth Votes Against Tightening Natural Gas Regulations

The City Council voted down an effort Tuesday to tighten laws on natural gas operations in Fort Worth.


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

Fort Worth Gas Pipeline Vote Postponed Amid Concerns

Residents are pushing back against Chesapeake Energy’s plan to build a massive compressor station off Randol Mills Road to push more natural gas down its pipelines.



Corps Of Engineers: Dam Letter Got Grand Prairie’s Attention

Riding across the lake to the Joe Pool Dam, Major Andrew Liffring with the Army Corps of Engineers found no reason to fear that it could suddenly give way. “It looks fine to me.”


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Reclaimed Water Flowing Freely For North Texans

At Texas Star Golf Course in Euless, every putt is rolling true on bright greens. In the middle of water restrictions, the course has found a way to keep conditions perfect.