Alberta has now joined British Columbia in requiring the disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids

Calgary, Alberta(December 19, 2012)… Albertans will soon have online access to information on the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing operations through the FracFocus website (

The Energy Resources Conservation Board’s (ERCB) Directive 059: Well Drilling and Completion Data Filing Requirements has been updated to enhance reporting requirements for fracture fluids. These changes support the ERCB’s commitment to the open disclosure of fracture fluids and align with the Government of Alberta’s focus on improved transparency in support of responsible development.

To view the entire press release, please click here. 

For more information, please contact:

Cara Tobin, ERCB Communications

Phone: 403-297-2252