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Barnett shale in Texas will produce 44 trillion cubic feet of gas, study says

By Jim Mackinnon Published: March 1, 2013

A story in the Star-Telegram newspaper in Texas reports on a significant University of Texas study saying the Barnett shale will produce natural gas for decades.

Jim Fuquay at the Star-Telegram writes in part: "The Barnett Shale will still be churning out natural gas even in 2050 and will produce more than three times what it has already yielded, according to a new study by the University of Texas at Austin.

"There could be another 10,000 to 11,000 wells drilled in the big North Texas natural gas field, the study by UT's Bureau of Economic Geology forecasts. That activity could concentrate in Tarrant, Johnson, Denton and Wise counties, which have proved to be the most productive areas.

"The Barnett Shale has already produced about 13 trillion cubic feet of natural gas from more than 18,000 wells, according to the Texas Railroad Commission.

"The UT study projects that the field will produce 44 trillion cubic feet by 2050. That's roughly two years of current U.S. consumption.

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Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.

ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.

ODNR Division of Geological Survey.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Ohio State University Extension.

Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.

Energy In Depth, a trade group.

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Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.

Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.

Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.

Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.

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Buckeye Forest Council.

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