Within the chemical portion of fracturing fluids, there are hundreds of possible compounds that can be created from a relatively small number of chemicals.
Though the specific chemical formulas a company uses in hydraulic fracturing may be protected by trade-secret laws, FracFocus has developed a method that allows reporting of pertinent information while protecting proprietary information. Learn more.
Created in 2011, FracFocus is the chemical disclosure database for hydraulic fracturing. Learn about its history and purpose.
Federal and state laws can require varying reporting standards. Learn about two of the federal laws that increase transparency to the public.
How is ground water protected during hydraulic fracturing? Learn about well construction and casing, as they apply to protecting the water supply.
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Learn about this technology used in drilling and the fluids that make the fracturing process possible.