Air & Water Quality
TCEQ Report on Barnett Shale Air Quality Monitoring
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Personnel from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Mobile Monitoring Team (MMT) conducted ambient air monitoring in Denton, Wise, Parker, Hood, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties in three phases during August, October, and November 2009. Assessment of the Barnett Shale Formation became a priority for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), and efforts were focused on identifying specific natural gas and oil production emission sources and characterizing the emissions. The monitoring and field assessments during these projects included multiple natural gas and oil emission source types involved in the production and processing of products including but not limited to those associated with drilling, fracturing, well-heads, condensate and product storage tank batteries, compressor stations, saltwater disposal wells, and natural gas processing facilities.