A new study suggests that methane emissions from natural gas wells are higher than expected, raising concerns that drilling and production of the fuel might be contributing to climate change.
Starting next year, companies that wish to develop the natural gas and oil reserves of California will have to apply for a permit not just for fracking operations but also for using various chemical substances to dissolve shale rock.
A group of residents in Greenbrier, Ark., has launched the first lawsuit against fracking companies, which accuses them of causing earthquakes with their operations.
Oklahoma-based oil and gas explorer Chesapeake Energy is beating a retreat after a protracted legal battle over the extension of natural gas drilling leases in New York.
While drilling for natural gas does not seem like a viable business opportunity for New England at this point, the impact of the shale gas revolution can already be felt in Massachusetts and its clean energy sector, due to the low natural gas prices.
Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have linked an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2011 to the injection of oil-drilling wastewater underground.
Ohio is proposing stepping up the current regulations on handling waste with low levels of radiation from natural gas drilling in the Utica shale.
A new natural gas well is on the agenda for Arlington, Texas, after the Arlington City Council approved the project for a second well on what proved to be a controversial site.