The Seventeen-Year Overnight Wonder: George Mitchell and Unlocking the Barnett Shale

Hinton, Diana Davids
June 2012
Journal of American History;Jun2012, Vol. 99 Issue 1, p229
Academic Journal
The article discusses Houston, Texas, independent oil prospector George Mitchell and his efforts to drill in the Barnett Shale in north Texas. It states that drilling in the Barnett Shale since 2000 inaugurated a gas boom in the greater Fort Worth, Texas, area as of June 2012. The article also discusses the economic potential presented by shale formations in the U.S. in locations such as Texas, North Dakota, and Pennsylvania, as well as the potential for energy independence. It also examines the environmental concerns over shale drilling.


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