The fracking industry and Texas authorities have likely significantly underestimated the amount of water used by frackers in the Eagle Ford Shale.
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In the past two years, Texas’ oil production has gone up 71 percent.
Senator Glenn Hegar (R-Katy) is presenting a bill in committee that would require the Attorney General to file an injunction against any and all local gun control laws.
After years of city government lollygagging, residents appear to be closer to an answer on whether Dallas will be open to fracking.
Is Texas headed for more pipeline accidents? The state agency charged with overseeing pipeline safety says it needs twice as many inspectors to do its job
nce, not long ago, it seemed that coal would conquer Texas. Just a few years ago, out-of-state developers and home-grown utilities, including TXU and NRG Energy, were clawing over each other to build new coal-fired power plants. Thanks to high natural gas prices and Texas’ deregulated power market, some of these companies were going to make a mint and turn Texas into the Coal Star State.
Now, many of the proposed plants have been unceremoniously scrapped.
A parade of oil and gas industry representatives told legislators today that they are hard at work on reducing the amount of freshwater used in fracking. This is the Texas Legislature, which is enormously deferential to the industry, so the joint hearing of two House committees had the air of a casual fact-finding mission mixed with lots of oil-and-gas boosterism.
So about that fracking fight in Dallas … Things just got real.
This morning a letter surfaced revealing a secret deal between Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm and natural gas producer Trinity East.
The Eagle Ford Shale legislative caucus met for the first time to discuss the economic impact of the oil and gas industry in South Texas.
After years of opponents and industry arguing, waiting and waiting some more, Dallas’ fracking future might finally come to a vote. In early February a city commission is expected to vote, yet again, on whether to grant Fort Worth-based Trinity East Energy permits to drill on city-owned land. It would be the first gas well sunk within city limits and would affirm Dallas’ stance on the controversial practice of fracking.