FracFocus.org, the US national hydraulic fracturing chemical disclosure registry, has just upgraded its online portal to what is dubbed, ‘FracFocus 2.0.’ New features address system usability and information content.
FracFocus 2.0 sees a conversion to an XML database that allows users to easily search for well site chemical information. The new system also offers a GIS front end. Users can also search and pull reports by date ranges, chemical names or chemical abstract service (CAS) numbers.
FracFocus was set up by the Groundwater protection council and the Interstate oil and gas compact commission in 2011. The project offers transparency on chemical data used in hydraulic fracturing along with educational information and state by state regulations. Twelve state regulatory agencies now mandate chemical disclosure via FracFocus. So far over 400 companies have reported chemical data for 43,000 wells across the country. Visit FracFocus.
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