There have been public concerns raised that the chemicals used in fracturing fluids may reach ground and surface water supplies. We require our site operators to adhere to strict standards and best management practices to avoid potential environmental impacts during onshore oil and natural gas development. We do not store fracturing fluids on location unless necessary – fluids are blended on location and pumped when they are delivered. Flowback fluids are captured in steel tanks and are disposed of according to applicable federal and state laws and regulations. We utilize environmentally friendly fluid additives whenever practical. We do not use diesel fuel in our hydraulic fracturing fluids.
We are an active member and participant in FracFocus.org, a national hydraulic fracturing chemical registry website. We began voluntarily disclosing the chemicals used at our wells through FracFocus.org in mid-2011.