Barnett Shale Gas Assessment Study Press Release
Barnett Shale Gas Assessment Study Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why can’t I see the “report?”
There is no summary “report” of the study in the Barnett Shale formation, although the Barnett portion of the shale gas research project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is complete. To date, there are five journal manuscripts in the peer review process, which are expected to come out in the next six months to a year.
In the process of open peer review of the Barnett Shale Gas Assessment Study (detailed in the study’s press release and accompanying FAQ), some results from the study became public. Some articles began to be published in newspapers without all the facts and the University of Texas at Austin determined that it was in the best public interest to issue and disseminate the detailed press release and FAQ to assure that general audiences could have access to the best information available.