CAPP Issues Voluntary Fracking Operating Practices
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, an industry group representing upstream oil and natural gas producers in Canada, announced on Monday that it had issued six voluntary operating practices for its members conducting fracking operations.
The aim of the guidelines, according to CAPP, is to ensure protection of water resources and to improve transparency. The development of operating practices arises out of a previous initiative by CAPP to develop guiding principles for fracking.
Operating practices are set out which require:
Full copies of each of the operating practices can be found here.
CAPP's move comes at the same time as the federal expert panel and the Environment Canada panel initiated by Environment Minister Peter Kent continue their work investigating the environmental impact of fracking technology continue their respctive work.