Baker Hughes to Publish Frack Fluid “Secrets” on FracFocus

Baker Hughes, a major oilfield services company that competes with Halliburton and Schlumberger has “quietly” implemented a new policy to disclose all (even proprietary) ingredients used in their fracking fluids, according to a report by EnergyWire. The full recipes for each fracking fluid used at every well will be filed with the website. FracFocus has been knocked around and pilloried by anti-drillers since it was launched, including an attack by Harvard (see FracFocus Responds to Flawed Harvard Study + MDN has a Question). The fact is, FracFocus just keeps getting better and better (see FracFocus 2.0 – Fracking Fluid Chemical Registry Gets Even Better).

You don’t hear much these days from anti-drillers throwing out the argument, “The industry keeps its fracking fluids secret,” except from a few out-of-touch, hardened wackos. That’s because the drilling industry makes all chemicals known–and now, even the tiny bit of “secret” in their secret sauce…

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