Shale gas subcommittee says states regulate effectively

October 4, 2011 HOUSTON (Oil and Gas Journal)State regulators effectively regulate the oil and gas industry, members of a shale gas subcommittee told the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources during an Oct. 4 hearing in which senators questioned subcommittee members on the need for federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing.


Earlier this year, US Sec. of Energy Steven Chu formed the Shale Gas Subcommittee (SGS) to make recommendations regarding the safety and environmental performance of shale gas production. The subcommittee reports to the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).


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