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U.S. Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions, 2012

This U.S. Energy Information Administration study shows a decline in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions with direct correlation in the increased usage of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing.



Univ. of Michigan Study Confirms Safety of Hydraulic Fracturing

This University of Michigan study looked at numerous factors as they relate to hydraulic fracturing and much of what is presented reaffirms what the natural gas industry has been stating about the controversial hydraulic fracturing process.



Unprecedented Measurements Provide Better Understanding of Methane Emissions During Natural Gas Production

In this study conducted by the University of Texas which measured methane emissions during completion operations for hydraulically fractured wells, found emissions were 97 percent lower than 2011 national estimates released by the EPA in April.



Mayor Bloomberg releases new study that finds more natural gas critical for New York City's sustainable future

In New York City, an ICF International study commissioned by the City, found that the increased use of natural gas from hydraulic fracturing is helping them meet their reduced emissions goals of 30% by 2030.



DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn't taint water

Preliminary results of a Department of Energy study show no evidence that chemicals from natural gas drilling moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site.



Shale Gas Predicted to Support Nearly 870,000 Jobs

This HIS Global Insite Study found that shale gas production supported more than 600,000 jobs in 2010, a number that is projected to grow to nearly 870,000 by 2015.



API Standards and Publications

For more than 75 years, the American Petroleum Institute (API) has led the development of petroleum and petrochemical equipment and operating standards. Currently, API maintains approximately 500 standards and recommended practices covering all segments of the oil and gas industry.



API HF3, Practices for Mitigating Surface Impacts Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing

This document discusses practices to minimize surface environmental impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing, including surface water, soils, wildlife, other surface ecosystems and nearby communities. Please note that "view-only" mode is provided at no-charge - although you do need to provide your name and an email address to access the document.



API HF1, Hydraulic Fracturing Operations-Well Construction and Integrity Guidelines, First Edition/October 2009

This document provides guidance and industry recommended practices for well construction and integrity for wells that will be hydraulically fractured. It includes information on protecting groundwater and the environment, well design and construction, hydraulic fracturing, and monitoring and testing.



API HF2, Water Management Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing

API HF2, Water Management Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing, First Edition/June 2010 This document explains current industry best practices to minimize environmental and societal impacts associated with the acquisition, use, management, treatment, and disposal of water and other fluids associated with the process of hydraulic fracturing.