01 Apr '11, 9pm
Are We Done Fracking Around In The Dark Yet?
Why I'm optimistic about this public registry. By the time the fracking fluid registry goes live, smart participants - especially the larger firms which realized that by hiding information neighbors will assume they are hiding something dangerous - will have already demanded that fracking fluid suppliers change ingredients to eliminate or at least minimize the weight percent of hazardous ingredients. They will report use of relatively benign fluid characteristics on the registry, then, having already field tested the performance of the reformulated drilling fluids to make sure that operations can continue profitably, efficiently, and safely.