Disclose

Interior to Call for Disclosure of Frack Chemicals on Public Lands

The U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) would require companies drilling on public lands to disclose the chemicals used in their hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations, according to a draft of proposed BLM regulations acquired by NGI’s Shale Daily.

February 6, 2012

EPA Reinstates Hydrogen Sulfide Reporting Requirements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally announced Friday that it has reinstated a requirement that oil and gas companies — and other industries — disclose the amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) their operations release into the environment.

November 8, 2011

New York Advisory Panel Puts Off Fracking Report Till 2012

Members of a key advisory panel in New York that would someday govern hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the state say they won’t meet their Nov. 1 deadline because they need more time to gather critical information and budget requests from state agencies.

October 28, 2011

Pennsylvania Considering Disclosure Law

Inspired by pioneering legislation in Texas, a Pennsylvania state lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require Marcellus Shale operators to disclose all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracking) operations.

July 6, 2011

EPA Vows to Work with States to Oversee Fracking

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official told a Senate panel earlier this week that the agency is committed to cooperating with states to oversee the practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

April 18, 2011

Chief Oil & Gas Ends Use of Open Reserve Pits

Chief Oil & Gas LLC, which was among the first companies to voluntarily disclose the chemicals used in their fracking operations, recently eliminated the storage of discarded drilling fluid in open reserve pits at drilling sites.

December 8, 2010

Chief Oil to Voluntarily Disclose Hydrofrac Chemicals

Privately held explorer Chief Oil & Gas LLC plans to voluntarily disclose the hydraulic fracturing (hydrofracing) additives it uses in the Marcellus Shale, the producer said late Wednesday.

September 3, 2010

Investors Ask Producers for Spill Prevention Plans

A coalition of more than 50 major U.S. and global investors last week sent letters to 27 oil and natural gas producers asking them to disclose information regarding their risk oversight measures for offshore operations, including spill prevention and response plans.

August 9, 2010

Investor Coalition Asks Producers to Disclose Spill Prevention Plans

A coalition of more than 50 major U.S. and global investors on Thursday sent letters to 27 oil and natural gas producers asking them to disclose information regarding their risk oversight measures for offshore operations, including spill prevention and response plans.

August 6, 2010

FOIA Filed to Obtain Documents on Bush-Era Leasing Plan

A conservative group last Monday put pressure on the Obama administration to disclose the breakdown of the half-million public comments that it received on the Bush-era five-year plan (2010-2015) to open more offshore areas to oil and natural gas leasing.

November 2, 2009