Oil and Gas

New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater ContaminationA new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.
Texas' Fast-Paced Growth Hasn't Reduced InequalityThe oil and gas boom has propelled revenue growth in Texas to nearly twice the national average. Yet, a new report shows income inequality is putting a brake on the pace of expansion.
Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.
Hundreds Expected At Meeting To Decide Fracking In DentonThe City of Denton will draw statewide attention Tuesday as it considers a petition to become the first city in Texas to ban fracking. If approved, the ban could have a ripple effect not only in the state but across the nation.
Major Oil & Gas Firm To List Drilling Chemicals A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets.
Exxon Holders To Vote On Gay Discrimination BanExxon Mobil shareholders are voting on measures to explicitly ban discrimination against gays and to reduce production of greenhouse gas emissions.
EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company ProtestWhen 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.
State Rep.: Fracking Loophole "Big Enough To Drive A Mack Truck Through”A new study says Texas oil and natural gas companies are claiming trade-secret exemptions to keep from revealing the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing or "fracking".
TxDOT: Oil & Gas Boom Hard On State RoadwaysThe oil, gas and wind industries have been huge for the Texas economy. One result of that boom has also meant that the oversized tractor-trailers and other heavy equipment used in energy production are taking a terrible toll on Texas roads.
Isaac Contributing To Pain At The PumpAs a rule, gasoline prices typically begin to fall after Labor Day, but Isaac may put a kink in that.
Credibility Of UT Fracking Study & Review Panel QuestionedFirst, 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.
2 Oil & Gas Groups Sue Over New Arlington FeeIn 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.
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