American Petroleum Institute

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    One Day Soon, Dallas May Be Less Likely to Blow Up in a Fiery Oil Train Crash

    Freight trains that everyone says are way too old to still be working keep carrying more and more gallons of volatile crude oil through busy cities. What could possibly go wrong? Explosions. And do Unfair Park readers live in the path of these potential explosion sites? Probably. Dallas, like most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    Gas Industry Is Looking Nervous About Denton's Proposed Fracking Ban

    The initiative to ban fracking in Denton started out as many seemingly hopeless political campaigns often do, just a petition by angry homeowners fighting a well-funded industry that had already trampled the Denton City Council in court and follow-up negotiations. But now that little petition has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Shippin' Shale, or: What's That You Say About Our Energy Independence?

    ​The days of lease-bearing landmen making it rain on the Barnett Shale are over. The industry became so proficient at fracturing the rock thousands of feet beneath the surface and extracting the gas trapped within that they glutted the market. Gas prices took a swan dive and have stagnated eve ... More >>

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Pumped Out

    Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Bay botch

    Oysterman Joe Nelson says pollution is slowly killing Galveston Bay. Is anyone listening?