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Fracking Green Chemistry Roundtable Launched

Apache, Dow Chemical and Marathon Oil are among the members of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute’s newly formed roundtable to identify opportunities for the oil and gas industry to use green chemistry and engineering in hydraulic fracturing.

The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is open to new members; to be considered a founding member companies must apply by Dec. 31.

This scientific collaboration will seek to enable informed decisions about those chemicals commonly employed in fracking and will work to promote the prioritized development of more sustainable chemical alternatives.

Current founding members of the ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable include Apache, Dow Chemical, Marathon Oil, Nalco Holding, Rockwater Energy Solutions, and Trican Well Svc.

Earlier this year the EPA proposed rules requiring oil and gas companies to disclose the chemicals they use during fracking operations — a move will lead to lost jobs and increased product risk, according to comments submitted to the agency by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates.

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One thought on “Fracking Green Chemistry Roundtable Launched

  1. Not sure if this roundtable by the ACS GCI is a PR stunt designed to get the EPA back off it’s proposed chemical disclosure rules for oil and gas companies or if they honestly are trying to make fracking more environmentally sustainable.

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