A new study says Texas oil and natural gas companies are claiming trade-secret exemptions to keep from revealing the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”.
Local experts say in just a few short years, the United States will produce more oil than Saudi Arabia. But, some of the technological advances that boost production are often controversial in our communities– for example: fracking.
First, the scientific credibility of a recent University of Texas study on fracking was questioned. Now, there are concerns centered on the special panel convened to review the study’s findings.
Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.
Nationwide 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.
The Obama administration said Friday it will require companies drilling for natural gas on public and Indian lands to publicly disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Range Resources was accused of contaminating water with benzene, methane and other toxic gases through a drilling method called hydraulic fracturing.
Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about the miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through fracking.
Community and environmental groups in Dallas are banding together to oppose the recommendations of the city’s natural gas drilling task force.
A University of Texas study says there’s no direct link between groundwater contamination and a controversial process to extract oil and gas known as fracking.
The word “fracking” — hydraulic fracturing — is a technique long used by the oil and gas industry. But it’s not in the dictionary and the industry hates it.
As debates over hydraulic fracturing wage on, a Canadian company has developed a way to frack without using millions of gallons of water. GasFrac uses a propane gel instead of the treasured natural substance. Now the obstacle is getting the industry on board.