News & Updates
Calgary, Alberta (November 27, 2013) - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) will soon request companies regulated under the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act (COGOA) to publicly disclose information on the fluids used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Today the NEB signed an agreement with the BC Oil and Gas Commission, and the US-based Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission to participate in the Fracfocus.ca website.
Effective August 21, 2013 Alberta Energy Regulator (AER)
Directive 083: Hydraulic Fracturing - Subsurface Integrity
The Key Objectives of the Directive include:
19, 2012)… Albertans will soon have online access to information on the fluids used
in hydraulic fracturing operations through the FracFocus website (www.fracfocus.ca).
British Columbia is the first province in Canada to enforce the public disclosure of ingredients used for hydraulic fracturing.
FracFocus.ca - the registry which provides a transparent accounting of B.C. hydraulic fracturing operations - includes a database of the ingredients used to support natural gas extraction, and extensive content about the regulations and safety procedures governing industry activity.
January 1st, 2012 - The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) has implemented mandatory disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids beginning Jan. 1, 2012, as announced by the province earlier this year. For more information, please see Commission Industry Bulletin 2011-33.
January 1st, 2012 - The FracFocus.ca website launch is a public education effort to inform Canadian citizens of the process of hydraulic fracturing. The site is also a transparent tool available for producing oil and natural gas companies to use to disclose the chemicals they are using to hydraulically fracture oil and natural gas wells, on a per-well basis.
The site is a major effort of the regulatory agencies and the production companies working within the provinces and territories of Canada.
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