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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.

08/25/2014

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Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have Continued

Researchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.

08/25/2014

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Texas Considers New Oil, Gas Pipeline Rules

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed new rules it says will more tightly regulate the states’ network of oil and gas pipelines.

08/13/2014

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Texas Railroad Commission Elects New Chairwoman

The Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.

08/12/2014

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

Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking Plea

Outgoing Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman has asked officials of a North Texas city to not support a grassroots petition advocating a ban on hydraulic fracturing within the city limits.

07/11/2014

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Texas Oil & Gas Regulator Won’t Talk To Media

Texas’ oil and gas regulator has instituted a blanket policy barring staff from doing media interviews, raising questions about transparency just as the state grapples with the intricacies of one of the largest energy booms in decades.

06/16/2014

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

Texas Geologist: Can’t Tie Water Contamination To Gas Drilling

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby,

05/28/2014

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Could Dallas Have Gotten A Better Atmos Deal By Appealing?

Dallas negotiated a proposed Atmos Energy rate hike down some $3 million. But did the city get a better deal by negotiating, than it would have by appealing to the Railroad Commission of Texas?

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2014

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Dallas Officials Decide Not To Enter Atmos Rate Hike Fight

Bucking the trend of other North Texas cities, on Wednesday the Dallas City Council agreed to a rate hike with Atmos Energy — the natural gas supplier. It would boost the average residential bill by $2.08 a month, businesses by roughly $6.

CBS 11–05/14/2014

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Dallas Approves Atmos Energy Rate Hike

Dozens of local communities are trying to prevent Atmos Energy from raising natural gas rates. But city leaders in Dallas voted in favor of the rate increase on Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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Texas Lawmakers Hold First Earthquake Hearing

The new seismologist for the Railroad Commission of Texas hopes to know within a year what’s causing hundreds of earthquakes in Parker and Tarrant counties.

CBS 11–05/12/2014

Scientists across the U-S are paying attention  to a study that SMU has launched into the small earthquakes that have been happening near Eagle Mountain Lake (Photo by E. Trube, 1080 KRLD)

SMU Launches Study Of Azle Area Earthquakes

Many people who live around Azle think oil and gas water injection wells are causing the ongoing series of small earthquakes in their area..Dr. Heather DeShon with SMU says they don’t have an answer yet.

02/07/2014

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