Barnett Shale Energy Education Council
Barnett Shale

Natural Gas
Impacts of Declining Oil and Natural Gas Prices

The recent decline in oil and natural gas prices has left people with mixed emotions. While everyone has more money leftover after a trip to the gas station or after paying the electric bill, there's still concern about the effect that lower prices will have on the Texas and U.S. economies. In a recent article, economist Dr. Ray Perryman reports that low oil prices are a net positive for the U.S. economy, but for energy-producing states like Texas, that may not be the case.

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Air & Water Quality
What are vapor recovery units used for?
Read why vapor recovery units (VRUs) are not required for natural gas wells in Denton and others areas of the Barnett Shale.

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Drilling & Fracturing
Is fracking affecting Texas ozone levels?
Fracking gets a bad reputation concerning emissions, but data suggests that Texas ozone levels aren't driven by fracking.

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811: Know what's below. Call before you dig.

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About Ed Ireland, Ph.D.
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