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Texas Oil and Gas Commission


North Texas City That Banned Fracking Pushes Back In Court

The city of Denton has pushed back against lawsuits filed by oil interests and the Texas General Land Office against the fracking ban its voters approved last month.


A woman fills the tank of her car with gasoline. (credit: Getty images/Mark Renders)

Why Aren’t Drivers ‘Fuming’ Over $3.00 Gas Prices?

The ‘pain at the pump’ has become somewhat familiar. Gasoline is now $3.00 a gallon, and even higher at some locations. But for the most part, drivers appear to have become ‘conditioned’ to the sticker shock.


Snow covered railroad tracks and signal. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Railroad Commission May Get New Name

What is 120 years old, has nothing to do with trains, planes or automobiles and oversees a chunk of the nation’s oil and gas activities? The Railroad Commission of Texas — of course. And now the agency is again trying to get its name changed.