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Denton-Fracking

Hundreds Expected At Meeting To Decide Fracking In Denton

The 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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/14/2014

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

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.

04/24/2014

Compnay banner during an ExxonMobil annual shareholder meeting. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Exxon Holders To Vote On Gay Discrimination Ban

Exxon Mobil shareholders are voting on measures to explicitly ban discrimination against gays and to reduce production of greenhouse gas emissions.

05/29/2013

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

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

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”.

CBSDFW.COM–12/03/2012

A driver tries to avoid potholes. (credit: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)

TxDOT: Oil & Gas Boom Hard On State Roadways

The 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.

CBSDFW.COM–10/25/2012

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Isaac Contributing To Pain At The Pump

As a rule, gasoline prices typically begin to fall after Labor Day, but Isaac may put a kink in that.

CBSDFW.COM–08/28/2012

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

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

Seismic Reader

Fort Worth Enforcing Seismic Readers Popping Up In Town

Fort Worth is enforcing new rules for operators hunting down natural gas deposits in the city.

07/22/2011

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Oil Giant ConocoPhillips To Split Into 2 Companies

Houston-based ConocoPhillips, the nation’s third-largest oil company, said Thursday that it will split itself into two separate publicly traded companies and its CEO and Chairman Jim Mulva plans to retire.

07/14/2011

An oil drilling rig is seen on September 29, 2010. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Ponder Neighborhood Not Welcoming Gas Drilling

Residents in Ponder have a new neighbor. Devon Energy has set up a gas drilling site just 400 feet from the neighborhood’s fences.

06/13/2011

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