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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

Fundamentals For The People

For most people, geology is a field that falls somewhere between doing laundry and undergoing root canal on the personal interest scale. But for North Texas residents, geology has become the hot topic of the day. Read the PDF version.

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Drilling & Fracturing

Ed Ireland Speech

Ed Ireland recently spoke about the drilling process at the Gas Lease Forum for the City of Euless. Watch the video here.

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Barnett Shale

Documentary: The History & Making of the Barnett Shale (video)

A one hour long documentary on the Barnett Shale is being filmed and produced by Chris Quinn and CA Media, Inc. of Fort Worth. 

Proceeds of the DVD go to the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council.

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Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale Helps Fight Recession

The United States may be slipping into a recession, but the economy in Texas, and especially North Texas, is expected to remain robust, due in part to the natural gas drilling in the Barnett Shale.

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Barnett Shale

2008 Economic impact report released by Perryman Group

Activity in the Barnett Shale is contributing more money and more jobs to the local economy than was estimated just one year ago. Dr. Ray Perryman, founder and president of The Perryman Group, reported in his speech at the opening of this year’s Barnett Shale Expo that the economic impact of the Barnett Shale on the North Texas region increased by 51% from the estimates that he made just one year ago.

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Natural Gas

Barnett Shale: Helping the Nation Move Toward Energy Independence

For the past two decades, the growing demand for energy in the U.S. has exceeded domestic supplies of crude oil and natural gas. Simply put, U.S. consumers are using more energy than can be supplied with domestically produced oil and natural gas, so as a result, we have increased our imports of these products. 

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Barnett Shale spurs new jobs and business growth

The booming energy business is creating thousands of new jobs and business opportunities across the Barnett Shale region, which covers 18 counties and 5,000 square miles in North Texas. The United States may be slipping into a recession, but the North Texas economy remains robust, in large part due to the natural gas drilling and related activity in the Barnett Shale.

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Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale Expo

Barnett Shale Expo video, audio, reports, and articles.

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Natural Gas

Fall 2009

Dear friends and colleagues,

Our recent symposium, "Green Fleets: The Future is Now," generated a great deal of interest and excitement about natural gas vehicles.

In response, representatives from several large fleet operators and natural gas producers are in the early stages of organizing a Metroplex Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium.

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Air & Water Quality

Air Monitoring Comparison Values

Air Monitoring Comparison Values (AMCVs) are used to evaluate the potential for effects to occur as a result of exposure to concentrations of constituents in the air. AMCVs are based on data concerning health effects, odor, and vegetation effects. They are not ambient air standards.

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