Gas drilling data

  • It is sometimes claimed that energy companies won't disclose what is in fracking fluids.  The law requires posting this information in PA, TX, and WY.  Fluids are posted on the web.  See
  • It is sometimes claimed that fracking water will pollute our aquifers.  "The productive area of the Marcellus Shale is found at depths ranging from 4,000 to 8,500 feet underground, and the average depth of a Chesapeake natural gas well in the Marcellus Shale is more than 5,300 feet ... groundwater aquifers and producing natural gas formations are separated by thousands of feet of protective rock barriers."  Source:
  • Chesapeake Energy states that "In 2008, Chesapeake paid almost $2.0 billion in royalties to approximately 130,000 individuals, families and other entities across the U.S."  This means that each of these people received an average of slightly more than $150,000 each.  Source: