A U.S. Bureau of Land Management official on Tuesday lauded a website developed by the Oklahoma City-based Ground Water Protection Council and Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission to track chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, Platts reports.
Director Bob Abbey testified before a House committee about the agency’s efforts to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.
“FracFocus has worked well for disclosure of chemicals, and we hope to be able to adopt that as part of our rules.”
FracFocus.org was unveiled last year to allow oil and gas companies to voluntarily disclose the chemical used in hydraulic fracturing operations.
Industry officials have urged regulators to use FracFocus if new rules will require chemical disclosure. Texas and Colorado have done so already.