State regulators regulators have found fault with a SMU study reporting that natural gas production contributes more to air pollution in North Texas than all the vehicles and airports in North Texas.

Earlier this year, the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council also noted significant flaws in the study. We concluded that if its conclusions were correct, then the Dallas-Fort...

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The natural gas boom couldn't prevent Tarrant County from feeling the recession, but it has cushioned the financial blow.

Property values released this week by the Tarrant Appraisal District show an increase of 1.8 percent despite the bad economy. Subtracting the gains from the Barnett Shale gas field would have cut that increase by 80 percent.

That is a major...

As debate continues about how much gas drilling contributes to air pollution in North Texas, state regulators want to make sure it's clear that they disagree with a study that concluded that drilling creates about as much pollution as car and truck traffic.

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Take a look at the presentations from "Green Fleets: the Future is Now," a conference on natural gas vehicles held in Fort Worth June 17.

Executive Summary

Wolf Eagle Environmental Engineers and Consultants, LLC (“Wolf Eagle”) was retained by Ms. Deborah Rogers and HDLA, LLC (d.b.a. Deborah’s Farmstead, “Client”), to perform an Ambient Air Monitoring Analysis (Test 1) at 300 McNaughton Lane, The City of Westworth Village, Texas. The purpose of the Ambient Air Monitoring Analysis was to characterize the...

What: Green Fleets – The Future is Now: A Natural Gas Vehicle Symposium

When: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 – 8 am - 5 pm

Where: Kelly Alumni Center on the TCU Campus in Fort Worth, Texas

Who: A symposium designed for fleet and transportation directors, public officials and managers, and...

Analysis of Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale Emissions Inventory (EI). The author’s assertions are based on incomparable data and exaggerate the relative significance of the emissions from the Barnett Shale with regard to ozone formation in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) ozone nonattainment area.

  • For example, the...

A study on air emissions from Barnett Shale natural gas production activities was recently released by an engineering professor, Dr. Professor Al Armendariz at Southern Methodist University. Entitled “Emissions from Natural Gas Production in the Barnett Shale Area and Opportunities for Cost-Effective Improvements”, the study was commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund, a New York City-...

The economic benefits of natural gas production in the Barnett Shale are now obvious to North Texans – tens of thousands of new jobs,

along with signing bonuses and monthly royalty checks to thousands of property owners who’ve leased their mineral rights. But another plus of natural gas production has yet to be appreciated, according to the Barnett Shale Energy Education...

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Natural gas production in the Barnett Shale region of Texas has increased rapidly since 1999, and as of June 2008, over 7700 oil and gas wells had been installed and another 4700 wells were pending.

Gas production in 2007 was approximately 923 Bcf from wells in 21 counties. Natural gas is a critical feedstock to many chemical...

On June 7, 2010, in Cleburne, TX, in a tragic accident, an electric transmission company worker punctured a natural gas pipeline leading to the death of the worker and injuring at least eight others.

In light of this terrible event, it is important to understand how each of us can keep our neighborhoods safe by protecting pipelines.

Recent public debate within the...

MYTH: Drilling rigs will be a permanent feature of the Fort Worth landscape.

FACT: It typically takes 20-30 days to drill a well in the Barnett Shale. However, depending on the area, multiple wells may be drilled consecutively on one site. When drilling is completed, the drilling rig is removed.

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The Barnett Shale is generating thousands of new jobs throughout much of North Texas in a wide variety of career fields. The booming national gas industry continues to create new opportunities for engineers, geologists, accountants, geologists, truck drivers, field workers, administrative staff, accountants, welders, landmen, mechanics, equipment operators … the list is practically endless....