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Halliburton to disclose frac chemicals

October 22, 2010 ( Halliburton will disclose all the ingredients of its hydraulic fracturing fluids on a web site next month, a company exec said today.

IOGCC/GWPC to Coordinate Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Registry

October 18, 2010 (E&P Press Release) The Chemical Registry for Hydraulic Fracturing, expected to take one year and approximately $3 million to complete, will create and maintain a national chemical registry for hydraulic fracturing that is user friendly and available to the public, first responders and emergency personnel.

STRONGER to Review Oklahoma Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing

October 12, 2010 (BusinessWire) State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations, Inc. (STRONGER), a non-profit organization whose board is comprised of state, industry and public interest representatives, will be conducting a focused review of the hydraulic fracturing portions of the oil and gas regulatory program of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission against guidelines developed by STRONGER.

Does the EPA have the tools to regulate fracking?

October 1, 2010 (FORTUNE -- This article is part of Fortune's series on fracking .)  One issue the Environmental Protection Agency has had to contend with is that it has stretched certain

Independent Review Completed of Pennsylvania Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations

September 23, 2010 (Forbes) A multi-stakeholder review panel concluded that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's hydraulic fracturing regulations is effective.  

Wyoming Hydraulic Fracturing Rules Take Effect with Few Problems

September 24, 2010 (Associated Press) by Mead Gruver. Energy companies are eager to comply with new state rules requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  

EPA’s Fracking Hysteria

August 20, 2010 (Forbes Blogs)  By Dr. Michael Economides After postponing a hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) hearing slated for upstate New York last week, EPA is planning a new event which reports suggest could turn into a full two-day spectacle sometime in September. T

Range Posts First Voluntary Marcellus Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Forms

August 12, 2010--(BUSINESS WIRE) CANONSBURG, Pa.--Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) announced today that it has submitted its first hydraulic fracturing disclosure forms to the Pennsylvania D

Natural Gas Company's Disclosure Decision Could Change Fracking Debate

July 15, 2010 (New York Times) A Texas natural gas producer's decision to voluntarily disclose the chemicals it injects into the ground could prompt other drillers to do the same, and pave the way for regulators to require such disclosure.

Wyoming approves 'fracking' disclosure rules

June 8, 2010 (Associated Press) CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A state agency that oversees oil and gas development voted Tuesday to require energy companies to disclose what chemicals they're pumping underground to improve the flow of oil and gas into well bores.