Texas Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Rule In Effect

The Texas Railroad Commission's (TRC's) new rule requiring oil and gas producers to disclose the chemical used in hydraulic fracturing takes effect Wednesday. TRC adopted the rule in December.

The new rule is applicable for all wells that are hydraulically fractured for which TRC has issued a drilling permit on or after Feb. 1.

Under the new rule, companies must register the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing fluids at FracFocus.org. Some producers, including Chesapeake Energy, have already been disclosing hydraulic fracturing chemical information at the website, which launched in 2011.


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