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Frequently asked questions

The development of better public information related to unconventional gas production and the sharing of industry experience and knowledge with policymakers, regulators and communities are essential elements in the development of unconventional gas.

Noise and truck traffic

Though the noise levels from the operational site may be low, acoustic barriers are sometimes installed around the perimeter of the area to reduce nuisance sound levels even further.



Softening the appearance of pad sites is one way we address community concerns about our operations.


Temporary soundwalls may be used during high activity levels.

Community Advisory Panels

Community Advisory Panels help XTO build relationships and trust in the communities where we operate.