The price at the pump is going up. Nationally, gas prices have risen about ten cents in the past two weeks. The national average price sits at $3.51, according to the Lundberg Survey. In Amarillo, the average price is $3.26, and here on the High Plains, consumers are noticing.
Many candidates' reluctance to acknowledge a link between oil and gas drilling and a recent spate of earthquakes in North Texas has stirred new debate in the race for Railroad Commission, the state's oil and gas regulator.
A new national report on water use for hydraulic fracturing suggests that oil and gas companies are at risk of running short on the precious resource — especially in South Texas.
As the oil and gas industry continues to flourish in Texas, several areas of the state are experiencing small earthquakes, and scientists see a link. But the shaking is just part of what has many of the affected residents on edge.
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Claudia and Ed Meyer do not want natural gas drilling near their West Dallas home or anywhere else in the city, for that matter.
With fracking proliferating nationwide, drillers across the country have cited a Texas Supreme Court case to support their right to drain oil and gas from under residents' property.
The Texas Transportation Commission is giving TxDOT $225 million to fix roadways that are in oil and gas boom areas.