New voluntary CAPP guidelines to monitor, respond to earthquakes caused by fracking

New CAPP guidelines to monitor, respond to earthquakes caused by fracking by The Canadian Press, November 28, 2012, Calgary Herald
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has issued a new set of guidelines for dealing with earthquakes caused by fracking, a controversial technique for extracting natural gas from shale. … The industry group’s voluntary operating practices are being posted nearly three months after a study by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission found fracking caused a spate of minor earthquakes in northeastern B.C. between 2009 and 2011. The guidelines encourage CAPP members to assess the potential for quakes by making use of existing data and communicating with nearby operators. If it turns out they are active in a quake-prone zone, CAPP says its members should place their wells according to the conditions and have monitoring procedures in place. Onsite personnel should also be prepared for quakes and be allowed to suspend operations if they suspect or experience unusual conditions. In addition, CAPP says companies should have a plan in place to respond to fracking-induced earthquakes if they do happen. [Emphasis added]

[Refer also to: Alberta Bill 2: More deregulation for the oil and gas industry and hydraulic fracturing October 24-27, 2012

Source:  Slide from Ernst presentation From Cape Town to the Yukon in Whitehorse, September 22, 2012

CAPP pushes fracking standards, Amid rising opposition, concerns about hydraulic fracturing June 26, 2012

CAPP aims to ease fracking concerns March 26, 2012

Website for fracking fluid disclosure in Alberta planned – eventually March 6, 2012

Alberta Plays Catch-up on Frack Front February 23, 2012

National Farmer’s Union Demands Moratorium on frac’ing February 23, 2012

New fracking practices reach for ‘low hanging fruit’ February 7, 2012

CAPP’s new guidelines for Canadian shale gas producers: A review of key requirements February 2012

CAPP announces new fracking guidelines to boost environmental performance January 30, 2012

Alberta Surface Rights Group Calls For A Moratorium on Hydro Fracking January 20, 2012

Regulators say hydraulic fracturing may have caused oil spill on farm near Innisfail January 17, 2012

New evidence shows Lobbyist Registrar missed the mark in his report on cozy relationship between government and energy industry November 30, 2011

Fracking discussions still moving forward October 19, 2011

Canadian fracking guidelines unveiled by CAPP September 9, 2011

CAPP Issues Five Principles For Protecting Environment During Fracking September 8, 2011

Western Canadian Energy Ministries “Collaborate”in Secret with CAPP on Development of Controversial Fracking Policies September 6, 2011

What Fresh Hell is this? POWERSAlberta demands frac moratorium, August 22, 2011

The 2006 People’s Unconventional Gas Tour, for the People, by the People This spring [2006], the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers created a [voluntary] “best management practices”…. In part, it encourages companies to involve the public in all stages of development and provides guidance on how to minimize environmental effects. ]

This entry was posted in Case Related, Global Frac News. Bookmark the permalink.