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The primary purpose of this site is to provide factual information concerning hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) of natural gas from shale (NGS) wells, and other issues including voluntary disclosure of chemical additives on a well-by-well basis in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Members of the public can search for NGS well sites that have been hydraulically fractured and see what substances were used to fracture the well.

Other resources include links to further information on natural gas from shale, and IOGP fact sheets.


This site aims to address public concerns with hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) through the open sharing of information and knowledge.

Successful exploration of gas from shale could potentially provide Europe with an additional source of secure and competitive energy that could make an immediate and positive impact on reaching the EU's ambitious CO2 reduction targets.


How do I read the disclosure sheets?

To find out how to read the disclosure sheets, click here.

What wells are included?

This site includes NGS wells which have been hydraulically fractured (also known as fracked) in the Energy Community (including observers) since 1st January 2011 by operators participating in NGS Facts.

Which organisations support NGS Facts?

To see a list of the current organisations who support the use of NGS Facts, click here.