Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale
Barnett Overview: The Barnett Shale is considered to be the "granddaddy" of all U.S. shale plays, as it was the formation in which Mitchell Energy & Development first successfully implemented the technology necessary to unlock shale gas in the early 1990s. Read More

Barnett Counties: TX: Bosque, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Erath Read More

Barnett Pipelines (natural gas): Atmos Pipeline, Crosstex North Texas Pipeline, Energy Transfer, Enterprise Products, Gulf Crossing, NGPL, OkTex Pipeline, Tolar Hub Read More

Barnett Net Acreage Table: A table detailing the net acreage owned by various companies in the Barnett shale. View Table


Oil/Gas Rout Makes Its Mark on Texas Economy

Texas oil and natural gas industry employment fell 19.4% last year amid a nearly 66% decline in the price of oil and a 75% reduction in the number of active drilling rigs, according to economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Within the state, though, regions vary in their economic performance. Read More

Downturn Raises Funding Concern at Texas Railroad Commission

The Texas oil and natural gas boom might have turned to a bust for now, but that hasn't slackened work at the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC). Staff has shifted attention from permitting new wells to the need to plug nearly 10,000 abandoned wells. Meanwhile, revenues have dropped because of permitting fee and production tax declines. Read More

Texas Supreme Court Denies Chesapeake Request to Rehear Barnett Shale Royalties Lawsuit

The Texas Supreme Court has denied a request for a rehearing by Chesapeake Energy Corp. regarding a closely watched case that awarded a Fort Worth, TX family at least $1 million in royalties, interest and attorney's fees for natural gas wells drilled in the Barnett Shale. The denial effectively brings the case to an end.

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Barnett Shale Gallery

A gallery of all of the images related to the Barnett shale.