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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

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

Dallas Groups Question Drilling Task Force Recommendations

Community and environmental groups in Dallas are banding together to oppose the recommendations of the city’s natural gas drilling task force.

03/22/2012

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

Arlington Imposing $2,500 Fee On Gas Drilling Companies

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.

03/07/2012

A person fans out $20 bills. (credit: Getty Images/Jay Directo/AFP)

Financial Expert Talks Greece, Mortgages, Natural Gas

Turmoil in Greece could mean a spike in U.S. stock prices. Financial expert Jim Lacamp explained that and more on Monday morning.

02/13/2012

A drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010 near Ray, North Dakota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Energy Industry Backing For The Word ‘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.

01/27/2012

Chesapeake Drilling Sign

Fort Worth Residents Find Drilling Too Close For Comfort

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.”

12/01/2011

A drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010 near Ray, North Dakota. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Lewisville ISD Eyes Drilling Near Schools To Ease Budget

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.

11/14/2011

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Salt Water Disposal Well Fire In Wise County

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.

11/08/2011

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

Barnett Shale Drilling Wanes, Booms Elsewhere

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.

10/23/2011

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