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President of Denton Drilling Awareness, Cathy McMullen, right, gives a thumbs up to passing motorist at the Denton Civic Center in Denton, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.

After fracking ban, a long fight ahead

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The Texas Oil and Gas Association filed its challenge in federal court on Wednesday morning, arguing that the city has no right to override state policy favoring subterranean mineral extraction.
A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Private equity firms merge energy assets to create Barnett operator

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Two private equity firms will combine their energy assets to form a new oil and gas operator that will have a big presence in the Barnett Shale.
A rig works in the Marcellus Shale. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Shale gas producer plans $400M IPO

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Colorado-based shale gas producer Vantage Energy told regulators Monday it is planning to go public for $400 million.
(Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley)

Texas regulators: Can’t tie water contamination to drilling

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A geologist for Texas regulators wrote that the agency has determined that there is insufficient evidence tying drilling to methane contamination beneath a Texas neighborhood and the agency will not investigate further.
A natural gas rig in southwest Arlington, Texas (Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley)

Damage award in Texas fracking case raises stakes in air quality debate

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A Texas family has won what appears to be the first successful U.S. lawsuit alleging that toxic air emissions from oil and gas production sickened people living nearby. But there are no assurances the verdict against Aruba Petroleum will survive an appeal or lead to regulatory changes in Texas.
Ron Dusterhoft, a technology fellow with Halliburton, demonstrate's the company's technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park. (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

Halliburton shows off enhanced-recovery tech at OTC

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When Halliburton took a job two years ago to figure out what was wrong with Devon Energy’s wells in the Barnett Shale, only one in 11 of the wells was any good.
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Researchers study string of Texas earthquakes

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FORT WORTH — Researchers collecting seismic data hope it allows them to determine what role wastewater injection wells have played in a string of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth. The area in northeast Parker County, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Worth, has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes since November. Last month more […]
A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Barnett Shale drilling permits fall to lowest in a decade

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Shale drilling activity in North Texas has fallen to its lowest point in about a decade, according to state data.
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Dallas restricts gas drilling in city

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The Dallas City Council has decided that drilling natural gas wells will not be allowed to happen less than 1,500 feet from protected areas such as homes.
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EnerVest announces seven deals worth $1.4B

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Houston oil and gas producer EnerVest Ltd. said Monday it has either closed or agreed to seven oil and gas acquisitions worth a combined $1.4 billion since August, marking the fourth year in a row the private firm has bought more than $1 billion in U.S. assets.