Does Fracking ‘Steal’ Oil & Gas From Neighbors?

Some see it as stealing. Others say it's just how business is done in Texas. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been investigating how Texas determines who owns the oil and gas that comes from deep underground. He begins with what happened in South Texas.

I know that when we bought the house we actually owned the minerals under our land. ”

—Ranjana Bhandari, small landowner in Arlington, Texas

Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.


Dave Fehling

Dave Fehling

Director of News and Public Affairs

As Director of News and Public Affairs, Dave Fehling manages the radio news operation at Houston's NPR station. Previously, he was a reporter at the station, covering the oil & gas industry and its impact on the environment. He won top state honors for in-depth and investigative reporting as well...

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