Gas Well Information

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City of Keller Gas Well Drilling Ordinance:

The City of Keller Gas Well Drilling and Production Ordinance was created to establish reasonable and uniform limitations, safeguards and regulations for present and future operations related to gas well drilling. 

The Gas Well Permit Application Fee is $10,000 for each well bore.

Please refer to the Ordinance below for information on regulations and procedures for gas well drilling and production in the City of Keller: 

View the complete Gas Well Ordinance

The Gas Well Planned Development (PD) application contains a checklist for all required documents for a Gas Well drilling and productions request.  All required signatures and documentation must be submitted for a complete application.

Download the Gas Well Planned Development (PD) Application & Checklist (PDF)

History of the City of Keller Gas Well Drilling Ordinance:

On April 21, 2009, the Keller City Council appointed and charged the Gas Well Ordinance Review Committee to review the City of Fort Worth Gas Well Ordinance and make appropriate adaptations for the City of Keller.  The City of Keller Gas Well Drilling and Production Ordinance was created via weekly open work sessions held April 30th through June 24th, 2009.

On July 21, 2009, the Keller City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1465 which regulates the drilling and production of gas wells within the Keller city limits.

The City Council amended the Gas Well Ordinance on August 4, 2009, by adding a new section to include a penalty section, by Ordinance No. 1467.

On December 15, 2009, the City Council conducted a public hearing and amended the Gas Well Ordinance to provide correct references to applicable Sections within this Ordinance, and to delete information that was inadvertently retained from the City of Fort Worth Gas Well Ordinance, by Ordinance No. 1484.

Additional Information on Gas Wells:

Barnett Shale Energy Education Council: The Barnett Shale Energy Education Council (BSEEC) is a community resource that provides information to the public about gas drilling and production in the Barnett Shale region. In November 2006, eight of the leading energy companies operating in the Barnett Shale joined forces to become the founding members of the Barnett Shale Energy Education Council. As founding members, these companies are dedicated to promoting energy education and best practices as they relate to oil and gas leasing, drilling, production, transportation, and marketing in the Barnett Shale. Visit the BSEEC Web site.

Blogging the Barnett Shale: A gas well related Blog, hosted by the Star-Telegram. The City of Keller is not involved with the content, responses, or maintenance of this Web site. The City is only providing this link as a convenience for citizens to obtain more information related to regional gas well issues. Visit the Blogging the Barnett Shale Web site.

For questions and information about the Gas Well Ordinance, please contact:

Community Development
Phone: (817) 743-4130 • Fax: (817) 743-4195

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