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.
While many North Texans are being asked to conserve water, large pipelines are pulling water out of the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Texas could soon become the first state to require drilling companies to disclose the chemicals used to crack rock in the search for natural gas.
A gas drilling site has been approved for the parking lot right in front of a dialysis center in Granbury, and the patients inside are concerned.
In the fall of 2009, residents asked the state to investigate whether there was a cancer cluster in Flower Mound. The final report has been released.
XTO Energy has dropped plans to drill in Southlake, where critics raised environmental concerns about the fracking process.
A scathing new report accuses Texas of not protecting its residents from possible dangers of gas drilling.