A handful of producers have taken the initial steps to upload their data on fluids used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) to www.hydraulicfracturingdisclosure.org — a state-based registry run by the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), a GWPC official said.

These companies have applied a for log-in to set up an account to upload the data on hydrofracking fluids, Dan Yates, director of organizational development for GWPC, told NGI‘s Shale Daily. He declined to name the companies but said they were probably major producers.

He said, however, it would be another one to three months before the public would be able to see the hydrofracking data and download it from the state registry site. “We want to have plenty of data before we advertise it to the public,” Yates said (see Shale Daily, Jan. 5).

The state-based registry provides companies with the opportunity to voluntarily disclose the contents of hydrofracking fluids. The heads of the Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) last Tuesday joined the growing chorus of trade groups and energy companies expressing support for the registry (see Shale Daily, Dec. 3, 2010).