After Dismal 2016, Shale Gas Drillers Begin To Turn A CornerNatural gas producers drilled 397 shale wells through the first six months of 2017, more than twice the number they sank in the same period last year.
Gov. Abbott Signs Law Banning Cities From Fracking, Drilling BansGov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities.
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 Among States With Complaints Of Contaminated Water From Drilling Texas is among at least four states that have received complaints of well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.