The Modern Practices of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Focus on Canadian Resources

Dan Arthur ALL Consulting
GL 09-9171-50

The culmination of a year-long research project, the report provides a review of factual and objective information on the practice of hydraulic fracturing and its importance to the development of Canadian shale oil and natural gas resource plays. The research looks at how hydraulic fracturing works, how it is regulated by government, and the best management practices industry uses to address potential environmental and human health risks from hydraulic fracturing.

Policy Issue
Water consumption/emissions per unit of production

Knowledge Gap
Sustainable resource management decision-making requires diverse information. Comparing energy sources requires more complete data about emissions and water consumption on per unit energy basis. Develop comparison figures of water use per energy unit for a broad spectrum of energy sources.

Final Report

Press Release

2012 Presentation: Project Review