All of the information on the BSEEC web site is drawn from and authored by the most qualified experts in a particular field. In the case of air quality, the information on this web site has been contributed by a world renowned and highly respected toxicologist, Dr. Janet Kester. The terminology used in discussions of air quality is not familiar to most people and Dr. Kester provides good explanations of the very difficult material here.
The size of a giant blimp compared to a tiny balloon—that's the difference between the comparison value (AMCV) for short-term exposure to benzene (180 ppb) and the highest observed benzene level in June at an air monitoring station in Dish, Texas (.73 ppb).Read More
Natural gas forms organically beneath the earth over geologic time. In many parts of the country, having this "biogenic methane" percolate to the surface by natural processes is an everyday occurrence.
Ed Ireland, executive director, Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, confronted rumors about benzene emissions from Barnett Shale wells during a presentation at the 2010 IADC Drilling Onshore Conference & Exhibition on 20 May in Houston, reports Drilling Contractor magazine.
WASHINGTON — When the Obama administration imposed new restrictions last week on offshore drilling in the wake of the BP oil spill, officials carved out an exemption that received little public attention: Companies working in shallow waters, unlike deep-sea operators like BP, could again begin drilling for oil and gas, reports The New York Times.
The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (CEQ) recently said that, after more than a month of continuous, around-the-clock air monitoring data from two new air monitors in the Barnett Shale area, there have been no chemicals detected at levels of concern.
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality