The ground is still shaking in northern Parker and Tarrant County. A system of seismic monitors is still picking up small movements.
America’s plan to use more natural gas may not go as smoothly as expected. There’s plenty of natural gas in the ground, everyone seems to agree. But the harsh weather this winter shows there are obstacles to producing it, and more pipelines have to be built.
A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.
Many Denton residents are fighting back against gas wells, which they say have crept closer than anyone ever expected to their homes.
Some residents in Denton think 200 feet is too close for natural gas hydraulic fracturing, now they’re taking their protests to city leaders. To back up their objections residents point to an ordinance banning drilling within 1,200 feet of homes.
As the sun set Wednesday, a tank truck dumped a load at a disposal well for gas drilling waste in far north Parker County. It’s the one thing dozens of residents in the area didn’t want to see.
Dozens of North Texas residents were in Austin Tuesday, urging the Texas Railroad Commission to take action after a swarm of earthquakes.
Dozens of Azle residents are planning a trip to the state capitol to send a message to the Texas Railroad Commission.
The Texas agency that regulates the state’s oil and gas industry says it’s opened a new investigation of allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water.
Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.
A key Texas agency announced Tuesday it is hiring a seismologist, part of an effort to tackle a sudden increase in earthquakes in areas with significant oil and gas drilling activities.
Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.