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Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Create Public Health Concerns

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Dakota Access pipeline protesters left behind massive amounts of garbage when they left their camp site, and now sanitation crews are working frantically to prevent an environmental crisis.

North Texans for Natural Gas Announces Statewide Expansion

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Newly formed Texans for Natural Gas reflects growing base of support throughout Texas DALLAS, TEX. – North Texans for Natural Gas announced today that it is expanding its focus statewide, and will now be called Texans for Natural Gas. The change comes as the group’s online base of support has surged to over 220,000 members, and now includes significant membership in the Permian Basin, South Texas, and along the Gulf Coast.

Benefits of Dakota Access and Keystone XL: By the Numbers

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

This week President Donald Trump signed a series of Executive Orders that will revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, which had been stalled under President Obama. NBC reports that President Trump said during the signing, "From now we are going to start making pipelines in the United States."

Petition Launched to Defend West Texas Energy Jobs against Anti-Pipeline Activism

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Response to out-of-state protesters coming into Texas to oppose oil and gas Opportunity for pro-energy voices to fight back against anti-fossil fuel agenda

Campaign to Shut Down Texas Oil & Gas Funded by Shadowy Web of Out-of-State Foundations and Extreme Environmental Groups

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New report lifts curtain on who bankrolls anti-fracking activism in Texas Activists use deceptive advocacy like “local control” to mask radical “Keep It In the Ground” agenda

New Study: Fracking Boosts Local Economies and Improves Property Values

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The fracking revolution boosts local economies by increasing average incomes, creating jobs, and raising local housing prices, according to a new study from the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute (EPIC).

EPA Confirms Fracking Not a Major Risk to Groundwater

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Five-year study finds no evidence that hydraulic fracturing has caused widespread pollution of groundwater.  

Study Finds Natural Gas Is the Lowest Cost Power Option for North Texas

Monday, December 12, 2016

Natural gas power plants deliver the lowest-cost electricity for residents of North Texas, according to new research from the University of Texas at Austin. The findings show that natural gas is also the most competitive option for the other major metro areas in the state, including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and El Paso.

How The OPEC Deal Makes Texas Shale a Big Winner

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Bloomberg News   The biggest beneficiaries of OPEC's decision to shrink oil production will include its most implacable enemies: U.S. shale drillers. After a 2 1/2-year price war in which the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries sought to starve shale explorers and other high-cost producers into submission, the group agreed Wednesday to curb output by 1.2 million barrels a day.

USGS: West Texas Holds America’s Largest Continuous Oil Field

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Wolfcamp Shale formation in West Texas holds 20 billion barrels of recoverable oil, according to a new assessment from the United States Geological Survey.  The finding represents the “largest estimate of continuous oil” that the agency has ever assessed in the United States.

Report: Fracking Ban Would Destroy 1.5 Million Texas Jobs

Friday, November 04, 2016

A national ban on fracking would eliminate nearly 15 million jobs all across the country, according to research published today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Energy 21). Texas would suffer a particularly severe blow, with job loss figures estimated as high as 1.5 million.

Methane Emissions Decline in Key Texas Oil and Gas Basins

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Methane emissions in several major Texas oil and gas fields are declining, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The news comes as the EPA is pursuing costly new methane regulations for oil and natural gas activities, which analysts have warned could wipe out many producers in Texas and all across the country.

Greens Recycle Debunked Ozone Claims to Attack Texas Oil and Gas

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

    A new report from two environmental activist groups alleges oil and natural gas development is harming North Texas children, despite an abundance of data showing such claims are not true.

What EPA’s Science Advisory Board Did – and Did Not – Say about Fracking and Groundwater

Friday, August 19, 2016

Over the last week, many organizations (from general news publications to anti-fracking groups) have mistakenly claimed the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to alter the agency’s conclusion that fracking has not led to “widespread, systemic” impacts on drinking water.

Thanks to Fracking, U.S. Will Be Net Natural Gas Exporter by 2017

Thursday, July 14, 2016

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects the United States will become a net exporter of natural gas by late 2017, as domestic production continues to increase. 

Texas Air Regulator Shows How Dallas Green Group Misled the Press on Ozone

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

An air quality report from researchers at the University of North Texas (UNT) and funded by a local anti-energy group was not what its boosters claimed, according to new documents from the chief air regulator in Texas. 

Will a Dallas Ozone Resolution Give EPA More Control in North Texas?

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

At the end of May, the Dallas City Council’s Committee on Quality of Life & Environment passed a resolution calling for increased ozone regulation in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The resolution then went to a full City Council vote at its June 15th meeting, where it easily passed. But is there more to this “clean air” resolution than meets the eye?

INFOGRAPHIC: Barnett Shale and the Fracking Revolution

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Development of the Barnett Shale in North Texas led to the fracking revolution in the United States.

New Research Shows Fracking Benefits Local Communities

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A new study from Duke University shows that shale development has been beneficial for local communities across the United States. According to the study, local governments receive revenue from oil and natural gas development through at least six types of taxes, fees, or other payments.

EIA: Two-Thirds of U.S. Natural Gas Production Comes from Fracking

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Recent estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that fracking “now makes up about two-thirds of total U.S. marketed gas production.” These new estimates indicate dramatic growth, as less than ten percent of natural gas produced in 2000 was unlocked by fracking.

More American Energy Security, Brought to You by Fracking

Monday, May 02, 2016

A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that natural gas imports last year were at their lowest level in almost 30 years. Thanks to fracking, U.S. natural gas production has increased significantly in recent years, while net imports of natural gas have dramatically declined since 2007.

Another Study Concludes Fracking Is Not Polluting Water

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

  A new study from the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) in Pennsylvania finds that fracking has not polluted water supplies. 

Out of State Activist Groups Successfully Lobbied Feds to Block Drilling in Texas

Friday, April 15, 2016

Anti-fracking groups headquartered in Arizona, California, and Washington, D.C., are bragging that they were able to stop oil and natural gas drilling in Texas, according to a press release from earlier this week.

Report: Drilling Costs in Texas Fall Nearly 30 Percent

Thursday, March 31, 2016

[source] The cost to drill an oil or natural gas well has fallen by as much as 30 percent since 2012, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and research firm IHS Global. The report analyzed the costs associated with drilling and production in four shale fields across four states, as well as offshore development in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Ignoring Own Study, Army Corps of Engineers Proposes New Fracking Restrictions

Friday, March 25, 2016

[Photo Source: US Army Corps of Engineers]   Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a report  on the safety implications of drilling, hydraulic fracturing and production near the Joe Pool Dam. It appears the USACE ignored their own study and instead recommended that oil and natural gas development should be moved farther away from the dam at Joe Pool Lake. The current USACE recommendation is a buffer zone of 3,000 feet from all dam features, but the USACE argues the exclusion zone should extend another 1,000 feet, to 4,000 feet from the dam.