What is the Barnett Shale?
The Barnett Shale is a large natural gas reserve that stretches underground across a 15 county area. Some experts have suggested the Barnett Shale may be the largest onshore natural gas field in the United States. The Barnett Shale contains an estimated 26 to 30 trillion cubic feet of gas. In recent years, advances in drilling technology have made it possible for energy companies to extract natural gas from the Barnett Shale.

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1. What is the Barnett Shale?
2. Where are gas wells allowed in North Richland Hills?
3. What activity takes place at a gas well site?
4. When was the Gas Well Drilling & Production Ordinance adopted?
5. Can I view the Gas Well Drilling & Production Ordinance?
6. Is drilling for natural gas safe?
7. Does drilling for natural gas harm the environment?
8. How can I contact Chesapeake Energy?
9. What are the benefits of allowing gas wells on City owned property?
10. Where are gas well permit applications filed?