What Is The Barnett Shale?

The Barnett Shale is a 5,000 square mile clay and quartz formation that has tremendous oil and natural gas reserves. It is the largest natural gas deposit in Texas, and possibly the United States.

The core counties covered by the Barnett Shale are:

  • Denton County
  • Johnson County
  • Tarrant County
  • Wise County

Other counties covered by the Barnett Shale include:

  • Archer County
  • Bosque County
  • Clay County
  • Comanche County
  • Cooke County
  • Coryell County
  • Dallas County
  • Eastland County
  • Ellis County
  • Erath County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hill County
  • Hood County
  • Jack County
  • Montague County
  • Palo Pinto County
  • Parker County
  • Shackelford County
  • Somervell County
  • Stephens County
  • Young County

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