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

Gas Drilling Royalties Transform Lives

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.

01/28/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company Protest

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.

01/16/2013

A caution sign identifying a natural gas underground pipeline. (credit: Getty Images/Tim Boyle)

Natural Gas Abundance No Longer A Positive

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.

11/05/2012

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

Texas Names New Railroad Commission Director

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.

09/12/2012

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel Questioned

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.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2012

Workers lay the pipes of a gas pipeline. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

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.

07/13/2012

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Gas Under Cemeteries Raises Money, Moral Questions

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.

07/02/2012

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

2 Oil & Gas Groups Sue Over New Arlington Fee

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.

05/07/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Sets New Fracking Disclosure Rules

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.

05/04/2012

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

Natural Gas Below $2 For First Time Since 2002

Natural gas prices have fallen below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time since 2002, remarkable for a commodity once believed to be in short supply.

04/12/2012

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn Tries To Keep Lizard Off Endangered List

Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is trying to block the proposed listing of the dunes sagebrush lizard as an endangered species.

03/28/2012

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Audit Says Fracking Gas Lines Lack Oversight

Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about the miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through fracking.

03/23/2012

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