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    The panel that regulates the Texas oil and gas industry is waiting for more information before will accept that there are any links between increased seismic activity and drilling activity - especially hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, its executive director told lawmakers on Monday.

  • Christian, Sitton to railroad commission runoff

    Oil and gas technology executive Ryan Sitton and former state Rep. Wayne Christian are headed to a GOP runoff for an open seat on the Texas Railroad Commission.

  • Researchers study string of Texas earthquakes

    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.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2012 file photo, Steve Lipsky demonstrates how his well water ignites when he puts a flame to the flowing well spigot outside his family's home in rural Parker County near Weatherford, Texas. A preliminary analysis of testing in the past year of North Texas water contaminated with explosive methane has found that the problem has spread to more residential wells, and scientists analyzing those samples believe the new evidence more conclusively points to a nearby gas drilling operation as the source of the problem. (AP Photo/LM Otero, file)

    New tests find more methane in North Texas water

    Texas' oil and gas regulator has opened a new investigation into allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water after residents complained that independent sampling by university researchers revealed high levels of the explosive gas in their residential wells, the state agency and scientists said.

  • In this Sept. 1, 2010, photo, workers drill wells as part of a project to clean up the groundwater at the site of a blowout at a natural gas well in northeast Wyoming's Line Creek Valley. The blowout in 2006 created a plume of pollution, including benzene, that has residents worried about the long-term safety of their drinking water. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

    Blowouts onshore: Fear, pollution, uncertainty

    A gas well blowout in the shadow of Yellowstone National Park spewed a cloud of explosive natural gas, forced evacuations for miles around and polluted the drinking water — and the people who live in Wyoming's Line Creek Valley still wonder four years later if their lives will return to normal.

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