Barnett Shale

Barnett Shale Drilling & Safety Information

The City is dedicated to ensuring the safety of our residents and service customers while providing economic growth through the production of natural gas.  Over the past five years, the city has worked closely with Chesapeake Energy and its subsidiaries regarding drilling within the City.  The Barnett Shale is one of, if not the, largest onshore natural gas fields in the United States. 

The following websites provide detailed information about the Shale, gas drilling regulations, and safety measures:
        811 – Call Before You Dig
        Railroad Commission of Texas – Barnett Shale
        U.S. DOT – Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration