The Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission tentatively approved a rule we first told you about last week. The rule would require gas companies to disclose the names of the chemicals used in the drilling process known as hydraulic fracturing. There are currently no such requirements in Arkansas. You can read the text of the rule here. A couple of minor amendments were made after public comments were heard at today’s monthly AOGC meeting. AOGC Director Larry Bengal said the commission heard comments from the League of Women Voters, Citizens Against Resource Exploitation (CARE) and Halliburton.
More, including a statement from Bengal, on the jump.