RRC Says Weak Link Between Wells & QuakesTwo wastewater wells connected to a swarm of earthquakes will not have any changes to their permits.
Families Say More Homes Near Explosion May Be UnlivableOn Wednesday, families affected by an explosion had their first full day to work on cleaning up and salvaging their homes.
Texas Regulator Clears Oil & Gas Company Of Causing EarthquakesA state inquiry has found that an oil and gas company's disposal well operations likely did not cause a series of North Texas earthquakes.
Drilling Permits Still Being Issued In Denton"It's my job to give permits, not Denton's," said Texas Railroad Commission chairwoman Christi Craddick, in response to the city's fracking ban approved by voters this week.
Texas Amends Waste Disposal Rules For FrackingThe Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes.
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.
Texas Seismologist Says Quakes Have ContinuedResearchers at Southern Methodist University are studying whether the seismic activity is linked to high-pressure injection wells where hydraulic fracturing fluids are disposed.
Texas Considers New Oil, Gas Pipeline RulesThe Texas Railroad Commission has proposed new rules it says will more tightly regulate the states' network of oil and gas pipelines.
Texas Railroad Commission Elects New ChairwomanThe Texas Railroad Commission has unanimously elected Commissioner Christi Craddick as chairwoman.
Oil And Gas Regulator Chairman Makes Fracking PleaOutgoing 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.
Texas Oil & Gas Regulator Won't Talk To MediaTexas' 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.
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,