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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.

Air & Water Quality

TCEQ Report on Barnett Shale Air Quality Monitoring

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM

Project Summary

 

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Drilling & Fracturing

Fort Worth City Manager's Presentation of Environmental Impacts of Gas Drilling

Environmental Impacts of Gas Drilling
Presented to the City Council
By the City Manager's Office, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and Environmental Management Department

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Air & Water Quality

TCEQ Fort Worth Air Quality Test Results

• Approximately 1600 Natural Gas Wells
permitted, producing, or applications pending • Monitoring Trip conducted 12/15-17/2009 • 3 Survey Teams • 126 Sites Visited • 8 Canister Samples Collected • 22 Compo

Monitoring Equipment Utilized

• Toxic Vapor Analyzer • GasFindIR (Infrared) Camera • Summa Canister • Mobile Laboratory

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Natural Gas

Facts About Benzene

What is benzene?

Benzene is an organic chemical compound widely used in the United States.

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Air & Water Quality

ENVIRON Summary of Rice University Study for EDF

Dr. Birnur Guven, Rice University, performed an evaluation of existing ambient monitoring data for the purpose of determining the impacts of Volatile Organic Compound (“VOC”) emissions from oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Barnett Shale on air quality in the Dallas-Fort Worth (“DFW”) region.

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Air & Water Quality

Review and DISH, Texas Health Report & Survey Form

A health survey instrument for current and former DISH/Clark, Texas residents was compiled by Wilma Subra of Subra Company on behalf of EARTHWORKS’ Oil and Gas Accountability Project. The health survey instrument was distributed to current and former DISH/Clark residents. The health survey forms were filled out during the months of October and November 2009. The results of the health survey were evaluated by Wilma Subra of Subra Company.

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Natural Gas

Deloitte survey: Golden age coming for natural gas

Despite very low prices and slowed activity, oil and gas professionals predict vigorous growth in the coming years for the natural gas business, according to a new survey by consulting firm Deloitte LLP.

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Natural Gas

A path forward with natural gas

A substantial amount of energy that people in Northeastern Wisconsin use to heat and light their homes, cook their food, work their farms, and run their cars and trucks comes from gasoline and diesel fuel refined from oil.

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Air & Water Quality

Benzene issues in the Barnett Shale

Recently, questions have arisen about air emissions related to Barnett Shale natural gas wells. A private landowner in Westworth Village near Fort Worth, referred to as Deborah's Farmstead, commissioned an air emissions study from Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers and Consultants. Dish, Texas, a small town north of Dallas, also commissioned a study from Wolf Eagle.

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Natural Gas

Westport and Volvo to team up on natural gas system

VANCOUVER -- Westport Innovations and Volvo have entered into an agreement to collaborate on heavy duty natural gas engines and the associated supply chain. Read more.

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