Topic: Research

Fall 2008

20 things to know about the Barnett Shale

1. During the Middle to Late Mississippian Age (about 350 million years ago), North Texas was under an ocean. Over the course of millions of years, the ocean dried up and sea creatures died. The mud hardened into rock and the organic matter decomposed and produced methane, the predominant component of natural gas. The methane deposits

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