Use of American Petroleum Institute Standards in the regulation of the extraction of unconventional gas resources: a tool for regulators?

Hunter, Tina (2012) Use of American Petroleum Institute Standards in the regulation of the extraction of unconventional gas resources: a tool for regulators?. International Energy Law Review, 8: 1-19.

Author Hunter, Tina
Title Use of American Petroleum Institute Standards in the regulation of the extraction of unconventional gas resources: a tool for regulators?
Journal name International Energy Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1757-4404
Publication date 2012
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 8
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 20
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subject C1
180111 Environmental and Natural Resources Law
Formatted abstract
The increased use of well stimulation techniques in the recovery of onshore shale, tight and coal seam gas (together known as unconventional gas resources-UGR) has prompted a re-examination of the legal regime regulating onshore petroleum activities. In particular, many communities, both within Australia and overseas, have questioned the development and use of hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") as a method for well stimulation. In particular, concerns have been raised regarding the use of chemicals within this process, and the effects of this process on groundwater reserves and surface water. Many of the risks and concerns associated with the use of fracking relate to the capacity of the technique to cause damage to underground reservoirs and aquifers, thereby contributing to the contamination of ground water resources. Other concerns include the treatment of water produced from the fracking process, which often contain chemicals causing community concern, and the possibility of such produced water contaminating surface and ground water sources.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
 
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