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Insurer refuses Coverage of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Posted by Administrator on July 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM

via Fuel Fix:

Due to the perceived risks involved, one insurer has decided to decline covering operations related to hydraulic fracturing.  Growing concerns from the public and the inability to effectively locate the source of contamination seem to be a likely root cause:

 

"...one factor that may be driving [the insurance company]'s decision is that increasing publicity - much of it negative - surrounding fracking makes it possible that any damage claims would go beyond the big oil and gas companies to include the hundreds of supporting businesses such as haulers."

FracEnure's unique technology provides long-term, long-distance fluid tracing capabilities, a solution to the ambiguous liability associated with contamination claims that likely drew the insurance company away.

 

Texas Considers Bill to Require Tracer Use

Posted by Administrator on October 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM

A recent act under consideration by the Texas legislature would require service companies to use fluid tracers in every hydraulic fracture operation.  The tracers used must be unique and identifiable to a specific company.

 

"The commission shall adopt rules requiring a person who performs a hydraulic fracturing treatment operation on a well to include a tracer substance in the base stimulation fluid used to perform the operation."

If passed, the Texas Railroad Commission will adopt these rules no later than February 1, 2012.

 

Texas RRC Public Hearing on Fracking Chemical Disclosure

Posted by Administrator on October 5, 2011 at 1:25 PM

On October 5, 2011, the Texas Railroad Commision (RRC) held a public hearing to address questions related to the upcoming regulation changes governing hydraulic fracturing in Texas.  Dr. Andrew Barron, scientific founder of FracEnsure and recipient of the United Nations World Technology Award, spoke on behalf of the RRC to address questions from the public.


Shown: Dr. Andrew Barron, FracEnsure


Video from the hearing can be found here.


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