Barnett Shale

EPA Followed Rules in Texas Contamination Case, Review Finds

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 6 followed the rules three years ago when it issued an emergency order against Range Resources Corp., alleging that its Barnett Shale drilling activities caused methane contamination of water wells, according to recent findings of EPA's Office of Inspector General. Read More

EnerVest 's $1B/Year Asset Acquisition Strategy Continues in 2013

EnerVest Ltd. reported Monday that it is on target to clear more than $1 billion in oil and natural gas asset acquisitions within the United States for the fourth year in a row. In 2013 the company is adding to its Midcontinent, Barnett Shale and San Juan Basin acreage, in addition to snapping up its first piece of the Uinta Basin in Utah. Read More

Texans Pass Water Measure Supported by Oil, Gas Industry

Texans have voted overwhelmingly for a constitutional amendment to allocate $2 billion from the state's "rainy day" fund to programs intended to secure water supplies in the frequently drought-stricken state. The measure had the support of the oil and gas industry, whose use of water for hydraulic fracturing is often scrutinized. Read More