"Spills, Looming Regulations Spur Natural Gas Industry Toward Disclosure"

"The natural gas industry is moving to disclose information about chemicals used in controversial extraction technologies in the wake of spills at drilling sites in Pennsylvania and as New York is proposing new regulations.

Leaders of two gas producers and a service company have proclaimed their willingness to make public details about hydraulic fracturing, also know as "fracking." Such disclosures -- which companies have battled to keep secret -- would be required under pending federal and state legislation."

Katie Howell reports for Greenwire in the New York Times October 1, 2009.

See Also:

"Water Worries Threaten U.S. Push for Natural Gas" (Reuters)

"NY State Weighs Natgas Drilling in Marcellus Shale" (Reuters)

Friday, October 2, 2009