(Reprinted from "NGI's Shale Daily", Feb. 23, 2011) Board members of the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) are mulling a report they received Tuesday that recommends significant policy changes for gas drilling near schools and are expected to discuss the items early next month.Read More
The Texas-based U.S. EPA official who overrode state regulators in December to sanction a local driller for water contamination quickly announced the order to an environmental activist and another ally minutes after it was issued.Read More
Star Telegram reports that without its natural gas windfall Arlington would have had to put the brakes on commuter service to downtown Fort Worth.
The movie Haynesville showingin Weatherford Friday.
The state agency in charge of testing for air pollution gave inaccurate test results to the city of Fort Worth about toxic emissions from gas wells, and later realized what it had done but failed to notify the city or the public for weeks about the problem, according to an audit made public this week, the Star-Telegram reports.
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.Read More
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.