Is drilling for natural gas safe?
Yes. Drilling for natural gas takes place in many communities in Texas. The Texas Railroad Commission regulates gas drilling and production to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the public and to protect the environment. In addition, the North Richland Hills City Council approved an ordinance to further regulate gas well drilling and production within our City limits. This ordinance requires companies to obtain permits and inspections from the City. The ordinance also addresses distance requirements and issues such as noise, screening and landscaping.

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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?