Bloomberg News reports that the University of Texas will assemble a team of independent experts to review the February report on natural gas fracking, after reports said the professor who led the study is on the board of directors of a gas driller.


The new review could be completed in weeks, officials said.


Last February, the university's Energy Institute released a report on hydraulic fracturing or fracking that was proposed and presented by Charles Groat, associate director of the institute.


Reports have surfaced indicating that Groat has been on the board of Range Exploration & Production Co. since 2007, a relationship he did not disclose in the report.


The report came out saying there was no evidence of fracking causing groundwater contamination.