Barnett Shale Energy Education Council

Ask a Question

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.

Barnett Shale

Arlington gas income bails out commuter bus system

Star Telegram reports that without its natural gas windfall Arlington would have had to put the brakes on commuter service to downtown Fort Worth.

View All

Air & Water Quality

More information available about air quality in Fort Worth, Arlington

Recognizing the community’s need for more information about natural gas operations and air quality, the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) commissioned an air quality testing project of natural gas sites in Fort Worth and Arlington says FW Business Press.

View All

Air & Water Quality

An update on the Barnett Shale

See a recent presentation on the air quality study conducted for the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council. 

The entire study and lab reports are posted on this website. Ed Ireland, Ph.D., the council's executive director, has been sharing the presentation with civic and business groups.

View All

Barnett Shale

Ed Ireland discusses the Barnett Shale and its importance

Ed Ireland, executive director of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, speaks about the Barnett Shale in a video produced by America’s Natural Gas Alliance. Click here to watch the video.

View All

Air & Water Quality

Air Study Shows No Harmful Levels of Benzene, Other Compounds in Fort Worth and Arlington, District 2

The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) today released the results of its air quality testing project which showed there are no harmful levels of benzene and other compounds being emitted from natural gas sites tested in Fort Worth and Arlington City Council District 2.

Read More View All

Air & Water Quality

At-A-Glance: Air Quality Study Facts

The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) commissioned an ambient air quality study to provide the public with scientifically sound data and fact-based information surrounding air emissions in the Barnett Shale.

Read More View All

Drilling & Fracturing

What They’re Saying: Tightly Regulated, Environmentally Proven Hydraulic Fracturing Critical to U.S. Energy Security

Energy in Depth collects quotes on hydraulic fracturing from experts nationwide: Read more

View All

Air & Water Quality

BSEEC Provides Fact-Based Information from Experts

All of the information on the BSEEC web site is drawn from and authored by the most qualified experts in a particular field. In the case of air quality, the information on this web site has been contributed by a world renowned and highly respected toxicologist, Dr. Janet Kester. The terminology used in discussions of air quality is not familiar to most people and Dr. Kester provides good explanations of the very difficult material here.

 

View All

Air & Water Quality

You're Worried About The Air You Breathe. Don't Be.

The size of a giant blimp compared to a tiny balloon—that's the difference between the comparison value (AMCV) for short-term exposure to benzene (180 ppb) and the highest observed benzene level in June at an air monitoring station in Dish, Texas (.73 ppb).

Read More View All

Natural Gas

Natural gas-powered vans could boost jobs, reduce pollution from autos

General Motors unleashes this fall a new line of fleet vans that run on the cleaner-burning fuel that has been called the crown jewel of the oil and gas industry: natural gas.

View All