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The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) is a community resource that provides information to the public about gas drilling and production in the Barnett Shale region in North Texas.

Drilling & Fracturing

Fears Over Fracking Overblown

Today, America faces a growing threat to its economic recovery as propaganda-generated afflictions like “frackophobia” (fear of hydraulic fracturing in natural gas production) spread through the media and seeped into regulation and legislation.

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Air & Water Quality

Railroad Commission’s Active, Ongoing Investigation of Parker County Water Well Complaint

AUSTIN—The Railroad Commission of Texas has been notified that the Environmental Protection Agency is issuing an Endangerment Order for southern Parker County even though the Commission’s investigation is actively ongoing, and Commission staff have made no conclusions about possible sources of natural gas and hydrocarbons found in a water well.

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Air & Water Quality

Statements on EPA order in Parker Co., TX

Statement from Range Resources:

  • “Based on our findings to date, it’s very clear that our activities have not had any impact on the water aquifer in southern Parker County or the subject water wells.”
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Natural Gas

Natural gas is way to go, Chrysler exec says

As Sergio Marchionne brings Fiat back to the United States after nearly three decades, he might add another Italian specialty: the natural-gas engine.

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Air & Water Quality

GasLand director Josh Fox has big night on MSNBC, but how much of what he said actually squares with the facts?

Previously scheduled to debate Josh Fox on the Huffington Post website later this month, Energy In Depth (EID) was disappointed to learn this week Fox abruptly decided to pull-out – “due to his schedule,” the organizers told us ...

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Natural Gas

When a Rig Moves In Next Door

In the sparsely populated pastures of De Soto Parish in Louisiana, the ability to extract gas from shale — which can involve a process known as fracking — has been welcomed as an economic windfall. Some residents call it a gift from God. But 1,400 miles to the north .... read about it in theNew York Times.

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Drilling & Fracturing

Adversaries try to heal fracture over fracturing

The Environmental Defense Fund and some natural gas producers are collaborating to define best practices in hydraulic fracturing, the Houston Chronicle reports. The EDF's senior policy advisor, Scott Anderson, speaks about fracing and the critical importance of well construction on EETV.

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Air & Water Quality

Debunking "GasLand" But Understanding It, Too

History records July 11, 2008 as the date on which the price for a barrel of oil peaked at an all-time high of $147.27, but at the time, no one knew quite how high it would ultimately go. What we did know was this: The American people were angry, had plenty of questions, and wanted real, straightforward answers.

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Natural Gas

Clean energy car donated to TCU

TCU Energy Institute receives a 2010 Honda Civic GX  the Frogmobile  that is solely powered bynatural gas.

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Air & Water Quality

Questions & Answers Related to the Ambient Air Study Performed by TITAN Engineering

Since its release on July 12, 2010, several questions have been asked about the “Ambient Air Quality Study."

1) How much did the study cost? Where did the funding come from?

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