Canadian fracking guidelines unveiled, CAPP aims to increase transparency by Dan Healing, September 9, 2011, Calgary Herald
CAPP, the lobby group that represents most of Canada’s oil and gas producers, came up with the environmental and disclosure guidelines to reassure the public and as part of a drive for consistent public disclosure among members, said CAPP president Dave Collyer in an interview. “We have nothing to hide,” he said, citing government statistics that show 167,000 wells have been fracked in Alberta over the past 60 years without a proven incident of groundwater contamination. “There are concerns and legitimately so, about water use and how industry is dealing with that, as one example, and about the fluids that are being used in fracturing,” he said. … Calgary’s biggest fracking companies, Trican Well Service Ltd. and Calfrac Well Services Ltd., both welcomed the CAPP guidelines. Both said they disclose to their customers what chemicals they use – if not the precise formula – and most customers are already passing that on to regulators or the public. [Emphasis added]
[Refer also to:
Hydraulic fracturing with gelled propane by Gasfrac/Crew Energy Inc./Caltex Energy Inc. contaminated groundwater near Grande Prairie: ERCB Investigative Report and groundwater monitoring by Alberta Environment
Shale Gas: How Hard on the Landscape?
Shale Gas: How Often Do Fracked Wells Leak?
Shale Gas: How Clean Is It?
Fracking Contamination ‘Will Get Worse’: Alberta Expert Dr. Karlis Muehlenbachs
Fingerprinting of gas contaminating groundwater and soil in a petroliferous region, Alberta, Canada by Barb Tilley and Karlis Muehlenbachs, Proceedings from International Network of Environmental Forensics conference, Cambridge, UK, July 25-27, 2011]