Comparison of chemical-use between hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, and routine oil and gas development

| April 19, 2017

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Scientific, regulatory, and public debates on the environmental and public health dimensions of oil and gas development have been focused on hazardous chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing and other well-stimulation treatments, such as matrix acidizing, that are classified as “unconventional” oil and gas development methods [1–4]. Consequently, new regulations that govern oil and gas development require disclosure of chemical-use during well stimulation activities but do not require disclosure of chemicals used for any other oil and gas field activities [1,2,4]. However, potentially hazardous chemicals are used throughout the entire oil and gas development process, not just during good stimulations [5–9], so there is interest in examining overall chemical-use on oil and gas fields and comparing chemical-use between regulated “unconventional” development activities and other oil and gas field activities.

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