The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) announced new guiding principles on September 8, 2011, intended to improve water management and fluid reporting practices for hydraulic-fracturing during shale gas development. The principles apply to all of CAPP's members which, according to CAPP's website, includes small and large companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada.
The stated purpose of the principles is to support a responsible approach to water management and requires the safeguarding of groundwater resources, the disclosure of water use and frack fluid additives, the development of environmentally safe fracking fluid and a call for technological collaboration.
Click here to read CAPP's Guiding Principles
Click here to read CAPP's press release
Written by Andy Schwabenbauer, Research Fellow
September 12, 2011