Texas Railroad Commission
Governor Rick Perry has appointed Buddy Garcia to the Texas Railroad Commission until the general election in November.
Gas producers in North Texas are now required to publicly disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing, and the amount of water they use to do it.
Rules requiring disclosure of many chemicals used in the controversial process of hydraulic fracturing will take effect in Texas in February, oil and gas regulators decided on Tuesday.
Texas lawmakers have approved a bill that would be the first law in the nation to require drilling companies to publicly disclose the contents of fluids used in hydraulic fracturing.
A plan to rename the Railroad Commission of Texas has been derailed — for now.
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.
The EPA ordered a Fort Worth natural gas company Tuesday to supply homeowners near a Parker County drilling site with gas monitors and drinking water after an investigation found high levels of methane in the residents’ tap water.
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