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Searchable Database Promotes Transparency

Jerry Wofford
Tulsa World

August 6, 2013

The focus on hydraulic fracturing was increasing in the late 2000s, with people concerned about the chemicals used in the fluids being injected into the ground.

Dan Arthur, president of Tulsa-based ALL Consulting, saw companies voluntarily disclose the chemicals and saw an opportunity to more widely disseminate the information and bring more companies on board.

FracFocus.org became that tool to spread information on hydraulic fracturing, sometimes called fracking.

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