Exxon puts pressure on smaller frackers

Big Oil wants fracking rules that only it can afford.

UPI reports:

A disclosure program regarding shale natural gas development in Europe will give policymakers confidence about their resource potential, an executive said…

Some European countries rich in shale natural gas deposits placed a moratorium on extraction because of concerns about the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing fluid.

“Exxon Mobil believes that a comprehensive disclosure program allows citizens and communities to consider this technology with a strong factual foundation,” said Tillerson. “We believe that will lead to open discussion about environmental protection and risk management, and the potential benefits of shale development in Europe.”

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Shell is another part of Big Oil looking to swallow Small Frack.

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