28 Apr '14, 5pm

Major #Fracking Co to Reveal All ‘Trade Secret’ #Chemicals Used in Drilling - ⊕

Making little more than a splash in the news a major hydraulic fracturing supplier, Baker Hughes, has announced it will be releasing a list of all the chemicals used during fracking . The news of the disclosure is nothing short of groundbreaking, as the chemical mixture used in most fracking operations has been a secret covetously kept by the oil and gas industry for decades. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock According to USA Today, “The shift comes a month after a U.S. Energy Department task force recommended changes to improve transparency at FracFocus, where companies can voluntarily report the chemicals they use. The Energy Department’s March report found that hat 84 percent of the wells registered on FracFocus invoked a trade secret exemption for at least one chemical.” FracFocus is a site set up by “industry and state water regulators after Wyoming enacted the nation’s ...

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