Posts Tagged ‘oil and gas’
DALLAS SKYLINE (flickr photo by Ken Lund)

XTO Gets PO’d At Big D

Dallas is being much more cautious than Fort Worth when it comes to dealing with the natural gas drilling industry. The drillers came first to Fort Worth, where a powerful and persuasive mayor with deep ties to the oil and gas ...


Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Nose

North Texas residents hoping for better regulation of the oil and gas industry will get their chance to yell at (that is, talk respectfully to) state legislators on Monday. The Texas Railroad Commission, a supposed regulatory a...

Kelleher: “I hope the council will stand up for us.” Naomi Vaughan

End Run for Chesapeake

Refused once, landowners are trying again to get a zoning change for a huge compressor station.
A company that failed to get a zoning change on a piece of Eastside land last year — which would have permitted Chesapeake Energy to build one of the largest urban natural gas compressor stations in the country — is trying ...


Don’t Frack With Me

The drilling industry is getting major blowback in the PR war.
For big business, a snappy, easy-to-remember slogan or catchphrase is usually a major plus: Everything goes better with Coke. Just do it. The fabric of our lives. For gas drillers — not so much. The shale gas industry that ha...


A Virtual Economy?

Deborah Rogers
The demise of Chesapeake Energy continues to unfold. After news of $1.1 billion in unreported loans, Reuters exposed a $200 million hedge fund that CEO Aubrey McClendon ran from company headquarters. This fund invested in the s...


Your Land is My Land …

Keystone pipeline company runs roughshod over Texas landowners – and maybe Texas law.
When someone from the TransCanada company asked the Crawford family in 2008 about an easement to lay pipeline across their farm on the Texas bank of the Red River, the family wasn’t interested. The Crawfords thought that woul...

Energy Industry Complains About Complaints

Jeff Prince
U.S. residents are increasingly banding together to fight an energy industry that is creating industrial work sites in the middle of neighborhoods and threatening air and water quality. Environmentalists are trying to change la...

Eagle-Eye Look at Oil & Gas

Jeff Prince
Ever wonder what the North Texas countryside looks like to an eagle or a hawk on the wing? Go to Bluedaze and watch the video and you’ll see it looks like an oil and gas industrial site.