Wyoming regulators keep 146 fracking chemicals secret

Posted by Trish Riley, August 26, 2011

Wyoming regulators have agreed to keep secret the identities of 146 chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing since disclosure rules went into effect nearly a year ago, according the the state’s oil and gas supervisor.

The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission granted the trade secret exemptions to 11 companies, said Tom Doll, commission supervisor.

It’s the first release of the number of exemptions since state rules regarding hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking,’ went into effect in September.

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