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NM oil and gas group proposes fracking rule

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Looking to avoid the criticism that has dogged energy producers in other states, a New Mexico industry group introduced a proposal Monday that would require drilling companies to be more transparent when it comes to using hydraulic fracturing fluids to extract oil and gas.

Texas' Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Legislation Will Increase Transparency, Serve as a Model for Other States, Apache CEO Farris Says

HOUSTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas' new hydraulic fracturing disclosure law – signed by Gov.

Workshop to teach hydraulic fracturing techniques

Monday, July 18, 2011 (The Oklahoma Daily) A workshop will take place this week that is expected to bring petroleum engineers from all over the country to Norman to explore the techniques of hydrau

Case Study Locations for Hydraulic Fracturing Study

EPA has selected seven case studies located in various formations locations across the country that the Agency believes will provide the most useful information about the potential impacts of hydra

Oil and Gas Commission Approves Temporary Fracking Rules

April 19, 2011 (George Prentice for Boise Weekly). Idaho's Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held its second meeting in two months this morning. It was also the second meeting in 18 years. An ever-increasing interest in natural gas exploration in Idaho was the impetus for the standing-room-only session.

Nova Scotia to Review Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Operations

April 4, 2011. Nova Scotia Departments of Energy/Environment. The province will review environmental issues associated with hydraulic fracturing, a technique used to free natural gas trapped in shale rock formations. Energy Minister Charlie Parker and Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau announced today, April 4, that department officials will conduct a review of the technique.

IOGCC Members Testify in Senate Hearing on Hydraulic Fracturing

April 13, 2011. Published in The Oklahoman, by Chris Casteel. Senate committee holds hearing on fracking.  WASHINGTON - States have stepped up their oversight of hydraulic fracturing as the natural gas drilling boom in several regions of the United States has raised citizen concerns that drinking water may be endangered, officials told a Senate committee on Tuesday.

www.fracfocus.org launched

OKLAHOMA CITY, April 11, 2011 – The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), with funding support from the United States Department of Energy (DOE), unveiled a landmark web-based national registry disclosing the chemical additives used in the hydraulic fracturing process on a well-by-well basis.

President Launches Broad Review of Hydraulic Fracturing

April 4, 2011 (NGI's Shale Daily). With natural gas now front and center on President Obama's energy agenda (see Shale Daily, March 31), his administration has called for a broad-based panel to be formed to examine potential risks associated with hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

Agencies ready to unveil registry for hudraulic fracturing chemicals

April 1, 2011 (NewsOK) A new website will allow landowners to see what chemicals were used in hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells in their area.  It is expected to launch April 14.