When his Houston-based company was on the ropes, George Mitchell pushed his engineers to resuscitate a declining North Texas gas field. The solution they came up with transformed the world.
Welcome to the Permian Basin, home of the hottest oil play in the world.
In her new book, Bethany McLean explores the unstable financial future of fracking.
The fault lines had been inactive for 300 million years before fracking started.
The authors call for increased mandatory distance between disposal wells and water sources and for local community members to be more vocal in decisions regarding wastewater.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry might head to the Department of Homeland Security, Texas holds on to the number one spot for energy consumption, and big oil and ranchers battle over water resources in West Texas.
Plus: U.S. Representative Louis Gohmert introduces legislation around fracking.
Using the Dakota Access Pipeline as a blueprint, Native Americans and other activists have brought protests to West Texas.
When OPEC let oil prices plunge, U.S. producers responded by improving fracking technology.
How Aubrey McClendon, “America’s most reckless billionaire,” left some Houston energy firms holding the tab.