Originally posted in July of 2010, this article highlights results of an air quality testing project conducted by TITAN Engineering, Inc. in June 2010 and covering Fort Worth and Arlington, Texas.

The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) today released the results of its air quality testing project which showed there are no...

The massive air quality study being done by Eastern Research Group (ERG) for the City of Fort Worth was released on February 15, 2011.

The Fort Worth City Council made the decision to embark on a study of air emissions on natural gas sites last year and appointed an advisory board consisting of residents, representatives of the natural gas industry and an outside...

In discussions about air quality studies, carbon disulfide is occasionally mentioned as a detected compound.  The EPA describes carbon disulfide as a clear, colorless or faintly yellow liquid at room temperature. It is not associated with the production of natural gas in the Barnett Shale.  A more complete discussion of carbon disulfide by Dr. Janet Kester, Ph.D., D.A.B.T...

The Texas-based U.S. EPA official who overrode state regulators in December to sanction a local driller for water contamination quickly announced the order to an environmental activist and another ally minutes after it was issued.

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Range Resources, which is challenging an Environmental Protection Agency claim that the company's Barnett Shale natural gas wells contaminated two residential Parker County water wells, is using the EPA's own statements to buttress its defense. 

Range said in recent filings with the Texas Railroad Commission that sworn statements by...

During the ice storm that literally shut down the Dallas Fort Worth area during most of the week starting January 31, 2010, many residents got a taste of what it is like to live with rolling blackouts.

The problem was reported to be the result of dozens of electrical generating stations going offline due to the coldest weather in 15 years....

A study in early 2009 by SMU professor Al Armendariz contends that natural gas production contributes more to air pollution in North Texas than all the major airports and cars in the DFW area combined.

Our research has found that Armendariz' conclusions were based on an inaccurate and flawed interpretation of the facts.

If the SMU study's conclusions were...

Grapevine Star Media reports that having more natural gas-powered cars would make the U.S. less reliant on foreign oil imports at the unveiling of a new natural gas-powered car in the Tucker Technology Center, said Dr. Ken Morgan, director of the TCU Energy Institute....

Despite a December order by the US Environmental Protection Agency, methane gas found in two private water wells in Parker County, Texas, might not have come from nearby natural gas wells drilled by Range Resources, a local water quality official said Monday....

Today, America faces a growing threat to its economic recovery as propaganda-generated afflictions like “frackophobia” (fear of hydraulic fracturing in natural gas production) spread through the media and seeped into regulation and legislation. 

For example, “fear of fracking” has resulted in a de facto moratorium on gas drilling in New York State. Read more in the...

The North Texas Clean Air Steering Committee voted down two resolutions Thursday that would have given the state environmental agency recommendations on reducing emissions in a nine-county North Texas region that doesn't meet federal ozone standards.

Read more at The...

Statement from Range Resources:

  • “Based on our findings to date, it’s very clear that our activities have not had any impact on the water aquifer in southern Parker County or the subject water wells...

AUSTIN—The Railroad Commission of Texas has been notified that the Environmental Protection Agency is issuing an Endangerment Order for southern Parker County even though the Commission’s investigation is actively ongoing,

and Commission staff have made no conclusions about possible sources of natural gas and hydrocarbons found in a water well.

Additionally, no...

As Sergio Marchionne brings Fiat back to the United States after nearly three decades, he might add another Italian specialty: the natural-gas engine.

Marchionne, the CEO of Fiat and Chrysler Group, says natural-gas engines offer a better way to reduce emissions because they’re cheaper than competing technologies. He also argues that electric cars, which General...