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...

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality plans to give the University of Texas at Arlington $1.2 million next year to purchase and operate four air-quality monitors near natural-gas drilling sites in the Barnett Shale, officials announced Friday. 

The planned partnership is in response to public-health concerns about possible pollution coming from natural gas drilling...

Previously scheduled to debate Josh Fox on the Huffington Post website later this month, Energy In Depth (EID) was disappointed to learn this week Fox abruptly decided to pull-out – “due to his schedule,”

the organizers told us ...

IN the sparsely populated pastures of De Soto Parish in Louisiana, the ability to extract gas from shale — which can involve a process known as fracking — has been welcomed as an economic windfall. Some residents call it a gift from God. But 1,400 miles to the north .... read about it in the New York...

Total natural gas production in North Texas' Barnett Shale has passed a milestone level of 8 trillion cubic feet, the Star-Telegram's Jack Z. Smith reports.