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2013-09-27. Fracking Chemicals May Be Unknown, Even To Gas Drillers, Lawsuit Documents Suggest.

posted Oct 3, 2013, 11:07 PM by Alan Gould
For GSS Energy Use chapter 3. Excerpt: Critics of hydraulic fracturing, known widely as "fracking," have been pushing hard for natural gas companies to disclose all of the chemicals in the fluids that are used in the process. But what if the companies themselves don't even know what those chemicals are? Documents from a lawsuit against Texas-based Range Resources suggest that they may not. ...a judge directed Range to release the full list of chemicals used in its drilling operations, including the components of all the products that are used at every stage in the gas drilling process. But Range says in its filing that it has been unable to obtain from its suppliers the ingredients in many of the products....  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/27/fracking-chemicals_n_3998319.html. Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post. [Note: FracFocus is a website about fracking and has a page that lists many chemicals that are used...http://fracfocus.org/chemical-use/what-chemicals-are-used]