Residents File Lawsuit Over November Earthquake In OklahomaFive companies are being sued over a magnitude 5.0 earthquake in a central city in Oklahoma.
OPEC Cuts Will Have A Muted Effect On ConsumersOPEC's decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.
Top Texas Official Says Injection Wells Can Cause QuakesA top Texas official says it's "possible" oil and gas wastewater being injected deep underground can cause earthquakes.
Quake Near Oklahoma Oil Hub Prompts Infrastructure ConcernsAn earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe.
Northern Oklahoma Rocked By 4.3 Magnitude EarthquakeOfficials with the U.S. Geological Survey say a 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck extreme northern Oklahoma late Monday and was widely felt throughout parts of Kansas.
Oklahoma Regulators Probing Oil, Gas Near Site Of New EarthquakesOklahoma's oil-and-gas regulators are investigating a recent cluster of earthquakes recorded near Blanchard, about 30 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City, including three of magnitude 3.0 or higher.
Texas Lawmakers Champion Local Control, But Reign Over CitiesTexas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states' rights. But when cities have attempted to pass laws on issues state lawmakers have moved to quash those efforts.
Texas Oil & Gas Regulators Keep Close Ties To IndustryThe cozy relationship between state oil and gas regulators and the industry they monitor is typified by a revolving door of officials who leave the Texas Railroad Commission to lobby for energy companies, including several who recently departed and made six-figure salaries working the Capitol hallways last year.
New Study Underway To Examine Texas Earthquake IncreaseA program to study the recent increase in earthquakes in Texas is getting underway. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring Program is being overseen by the University of Texas and bankrolled with $4.5 million.
Hard Times In The Texas Oil Patch As Bust Takes HoldThe drumbeat of low crude oil prices has taken hold in the oil and gas industry, from South Texas to Wall Street.
3 Quakes Of Magnitude 4.0 Or More Hit Northwest OklahomaThree earthquakes capable of causing moderate damage have been recorded in northwestern Oklahoma.
Oil Slump Weighing On Housing Markets In Texas, North DakotaThere's a dark side to those delightfully low gas prices: Housing markets are slumping in communities that were recently flush from the U.S. shale oil fracking boom.