The debate over natural gas drilling is heating up again on Wednesday. The Dallas City Council is expected to vote on whether or not to give one company the green light to start drilling.
The city of Dallas is now debating just how close gas drilling sites should be allowed to homes, schools, and businesses.
The Dallas Plan Commission came to a surprise conclusion to possibly tighten regulations.
Dallas gas reserves are being produced while the Dallas City Council debates gas drilling on its land. This situation highlights the complexities of horizontal drilling.
Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming lives and livelihoods even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.
When a North Texas man reported that his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
We may have too much of a good thing when it comes to natural gas. Texas produced $1.5 billion worth of natural gas in September. That’s down 40 percent from last year.
The Texas Railroad Commission has announced a member of Gov. Rick Perry’s staff will be the new executive director of the agency that oversees most permitting for oil and gas drilling in the state.
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.
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.
Deep underground, locked in ancient shale formations, are lucrative quantities of natural gas. Whether to drill for that gas is causing soul-searching at cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, churches and residential backyards.
In a story first heard on KRLD NewsRadio 1080, the City of Arlington is named in a lawsuit filed by two oil and natural gas industry groups. The suit centers a change in city fire code that imposes a $2,400 fee on every oil and gas well.