Informational links on hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) and oil and natural gas production are listed below. These links provide additional third-party information related to natural gas from shale (NGS), hydraulic fracturing as well as general information on energy and chemicals.

Chemicals used

  • Chemical portal
    eChemPortal provides free public access to information on properties of chemicals:
  • Information on chemicals
    European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA drives the implemention of the EU's groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness.
  • What chemicals are used in hydraulic fracturing
    A FracFocus page which lists the chemicals used most often in hydraulic fracturing

General information

  • API policy & issues
    The American Petroleum Institute (API) represents all aspects of US oil and natural gas industry.
  • Department of Energy and climate change (UK government)
    Guidance and answers to frequently asked questions about shale oil and gas and fracking
  • Energy In Depth
    Energy In Depth (EID) is a research, education and public outreach campaign focused on promoting the benefits of America’s onshore energy resource base
  • EU Joint Research Centre - Unconventional Gas in Europe: Potential Energy Market Impacts
    The European Commission's in-house science service
  • FracFocus
    FracFocus is the USA's hydraulic fracturing chemical registry
  • FracFocus Canada
    FracFocus is Canada's hydraulic fracturing chemical registry
  • ReFINE - Researching Fracking IN Europe
    An independent research consortium led by Durham University's Energy Institute focusing on the issue of shale gas extraction, commonly referred to as 'fracking', and its potential risks and opportunities.
  • OPPPW (Polish Exploration and Production Industry Organization)
    Fracturing fluid composition registry in Poland
  • Shale Gas Europe
    A platform which brings industry, experts and academics together to collect, share and communicate the interesting science and technology involved in shale gas exploration
  • Shale gas information platform
    A network of international experts who share their expertise on different aspects of shale gas. The network is brought together by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
  • The Royal Society - Shale Gas extraction
    The Royal Society is a self-governing Fellowship of many of the world’s most distinguished scientists drawn from all areas of science, engineering, and medicine.
  • US Energy Information Administration: What is Shale Gas and why is it important
    The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy.

Industry sites

  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Chevron
    Chevron's natural gas from shale webpage
  • ConocoPhillips
    ConocoPhillip's natural gas from shale webpage
  • ConocoPhillips drilling and operations information
    ConocoPhillip's drilling and operations YouTube channel
  • ExxonMobil
    ExxonMobil's unconventional gas webpage