DRILLING & FRACTURING
Recent Talk About Disclosure of Hydraulic
BY ED IRELAND, PH.D.
You may have read that February 1, 2012, marked the first day that oil and gas companies operating in Texas are required to publically post the contents of the fluid used in hydraulic fracturing. What you may not know is that many companies have been making voluntary disclosures for months, some on an informative website called FracFocus.org, and some on their own company websites. In fact, the Groundwater Protection Council and the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission have sponsored FracFocus.org, a "chemical disclosure registry," as a voluntary repository for this type of data for more than a year.