InsideClimateNews.org — Between February 2010 and July 2011, Lisa and Bob Parr filed 13 complaints about air pollution from gas and oil operations near their ranch in Wise County, Texas. Sometimes they had trouble breathing, they told the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). They also experienced nausea, nosebleeds, ringing ears and rashes.
Range Resources Corp. , the natural- gas producer that is one of the biggest landholders in the Marcellus Shale field in Pennsylvania, said it will sell 52,000 acres in the Barnett Shale in Texas for $900 million.
KKR & Co., which teamed up two years ago with Premier Natural Resources LLC to buy oil and gas assets in North America, agreed to acquire properties in the Barnett shale and Arkoma basin from WPX Energy Inc. for $306 million.
Quicksilver Resources Inc., the target of a failed management-led takeover attempt, gained as much as 8.7 percent after announcing plans to form a master- limited partnership to hold some of its Barnett Shale assets.
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared that a group of Texas homes near a gas-drilling operation didn’t have dangerous levels of methane in their water, it relied on tests conducted by the driller itself.