Disclosing the Facts 2014 : Transparency and Risk in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Fracking Scorecard: 2014 Investor Report Shows Few Energy Companies Willing To Disclose Practices
As You Sow | Boston Common Asset Management | Green Century Capital Management | Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN)

[Bloomberg]  While a handful of shale drillers including BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP) are providing better information to investors on the risks posed by fracking, industry wide efforts still fall short.

Oil and natural gas producers that use hydraulic fracturing offered incomplete information on their operations, according to a report today by a coalition of investment firms and advocacy groups. Using public data from August 2013 through September 2014, the report rates disclosures from 30 drillers on toxic chemicals, water and waste management, emissions and community impacts…

Only three drillers, Apache Corp. (APA), EQT Corp. (EQT) and Range Resources Inc. (RRC), report methane leakage rates, according to the annual report first compiled in 2013…Only EQT and two others, Hess Corp. (HES) and Chevron Corp. (CVX), quantified their use of toxic chemicals in fracking fluid. Three drillers, Hess, Penn Virginia Corp. (PVA) and Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA), monitor nearby groundwater for contamination after wells are drilled…

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