Fracking

Business |
June 22, 2016

Out of Gas

How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless  billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.

Essay |
October 13, 2014

On the Road Again

I thought being a landman in the Eagle Ford Shale would help replenish my bank account. I quickly got more than I bargained for.

Energy |
May 9, 2014

Liquid Assets

You know that fracking boom? Now it’s putting Texas at the front of a new energy race: exporting natural gas to the rest of the world.

Energy |
October 21, 2013

The Energy Hunter

George Mitchell didn’t set out to launch one of the biggest oil and gas rushes in world history—he just wanted to coax some more gas out of an old well near Fort Worth.

Energy |
January 20, 2013

That’s Oil, Folks!

Forget the Outer Continental Shelf. There’s a good old-fashioned boom happening in Midland, thanks to a crafty drilling technique that unlocked the secret reserves of the Permian Basin and revived the late, great West Texas oilman.

Energy |
September 30, 2011

Here’s the Drill

As hydraulic fracturing (a.k.a. fracking) has unlocked untold reserves of natural gas, it has also unleashed a wave of concerns about pollution and, for one family in the Barnett Shale, a long nightmare.