Oil and gas

How to Erase a Neighborhood

Apr 13, 2020 By Amal Ahmed

The East End neighborhood of Freeport was once a thriving community. Today, the few remaining residents are about to be pushed out by the port. What happened?

Out of Gas

Jun 22, 2016 By Loren Steffy

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

On Shaky Ground

Apr 21, 2015 By Dave Mann

So what’s with all those earthquakes in North Texas? Is fracking really to blame? Let us give you a visual.

Keeping Lawsuits “Friendly”

Jan 2, 2014 By Loren Steffy

The oil boom is back, so it stands to reason that other affectations of Oil Patch abundance wouldn’t be far behind. Like the “friendly lawsuit.”

The Energy Hunter

Oct 21, 2013 By Loren Steffy

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.


Dec 1, 1990 By Paul Burka

Don’t give up on oil yet, Texas. Come along to Pearsall, deep in the brush country, and learn how the new oil boom is different from the old.