Range To Disclose Marcellus Shale Chemicals

By Pittsburgh Business Times

Demystifying the fracing brew, Range Resources Corp, a Texas-based Marcellus Shale driller with a large presence in Pennsylvania, said it will disclose all chemicals used in its hydraulic fracturing fluid for each well.

The fracing fluid is used to break up the shale rock and release the gas trapped inside.

While several chemical lists have garnered attention over the past months, with the number of additives ranging from 15 to more than 200, Range said it uses only four chemicals.

For each completed well, the company will submit to the Department of Environmental Protection and post on its website details about the design and cement used in the construction of the well and the formula of the fracing fluid.

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