2010-11-18 / Local & State

More Disclosure Of Drilling Chemicals In Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Energy giant Halliburton says it is beginning to identify the chemicals in its fluids that are being pumped into the ground by Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry.

The Halliburton Co. said Monday that it set up a website that provides information on the chemicals it says are in its three most commonly used solutions in Pennsylvania.

It says it plans to make similar disclosures for other states where chemicals are being used in the drilling practice called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

State and federal regulators are increasingly seeking disclosure of the chemicals, particularly in the northeastern United States where concerns are being expressed over the potential for water pollution.

Pennsylvania state regulations that could be finalized later this year would require disclosure.

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