Barnett Shale

Rigs Retreat; Texas Tally Falls Hard

The U.S. oil and gas rig count saw a net decline of 13 as 16 rigs retreated from land drilling while three joined the hunt offshore, according to Baker Hughes Inc. in its report for the week ending Sept. 4. Texas took the biggest hit, losing 11 rigs to the ongoing price route. Read More

Denton, TX, Drops Well Setbacks by 200 Feet

Council members in the city of Denton, TX -- which sits atop the Barnett Shale and last year became a battleground for the oil/gas industry and citizens opposed to hydraulic fracturing (fracking) -- Tuesday night voted 5-1 to use zoning powers to regulate what drilling activity they can. Read More