Community and environmental groups in Dallas are banding together to oppose the recommendations of the city’s natural gas drilling task force.
Gas companies that drill in Arlington will now have to pay the city a $2,500 fee, per well, every year. The money will go toward properly preparing and training firefighters.
Turmoil in Greece could mean a spike in U.S. stock prices. Financial expert Jim Lacamp explained that and more on Monday morning.
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.
Carolyn Allen sits down for a little bit of afternoon TV. She says it’s her escape from what’s going on right outside the window. “They are across the street and there they are,” says Allen,76, “I’ve lived here 30 years. We are all family.”
After a year of turning down gas companies that came courting, Lewisville ISD’s board made a unanimous decision Monday night to see what a lease might be worth.
The North Texas weather may have been the cause of a massive fire in Wise County. At around 8:30 Tuesday morning a lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at a salt water disposal well.
Drilling is at a seven-year low in the North Texas natural gas fields. But even as drilling pace slackens in the Barnett Shale, it’s booming in other oil and gas fields of Texas such as the Permian Basin of West Texas and the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas.
The natural gas drilling process has been saddled with great debate — mainly concerning the environmental impact. But one “fracking” company is actually putting back what they take out.
Environmentalists and drilling advocates are expected to face off Thursday when the EPA holds a public hearing on proposed fracking rules.
Natural gas companies have only been drilling the Barnett Shale for a decade, but the amount of economic activity that generates annually has already sailed past what aircraft manufacturing and transportation bring to the region, the Fort Worth City Council was told Tuesday.
Texas is dealing with a drought, and while residents are asked to conserve water, Chesapeake Energy is using millions of gallons for fracking.