The Barnett Shale is powering progress at a time when America needs it most. As citizens of North Texas and stewards of this remarkable resource, we’re striving to maximize its benefits for everyone.

By Collin Eaton,, October 11, 2013

Oil and gas jobs soar to new milestone

The U.S. oil and gas industry added new jobs faster than the total private sector during the year that ended in June, jumping 2.6 percent over the previous year and pushing the industry’s roster past 1 million jobs nationwide, according to a new report. During the first half of 2013, the ... READ MORE »

By Jim Fuquay, Star-Telegram, September 28, 2013

Study of air quality in Barnett Shale finds few health effects

A review of air quality in the Barnett Shale using data from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality finds that emissions related to natural gas production are below levels that would pose health concerns. The study, by Houston-based ToxStrategies, was funded by the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council, an industry group. ... READ MORE »

By Jim Fuquay, Star-Telegram, September 25, 2013

First gas well being drilled at Texas Motor Speedway

As the first natural gas well at Texas Motor Speedway was being drilled Tuesday, Hideki Makihara was more than a casual observer. The Japanese lawmaker explained that Japan shut down its last nuclear reactor last week, a casualty of the Fukushima disaster in 2011. Since then, he said, electricity prices have ... READ MORE »