Shell CEO Backs Fracking Disclosure Rules, Other Regs

Law360, Houston (March 7, 2012, 4:59 PM EST) -- The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell PLC said Thursday the natural gas industry should welcome strong regulation and enforcement as it develops North American shale gas reserves, including regulation proposed by President Barack Obama to disclose hydraulic fracturing chemicals.

“There are environmental and operational challenges associated with the production of tight and shale gas,” Shell’s Peter Voser said. “But our industry has the expertise to effectively deal with these challenges, especially if we are governed by well-targeted and robustly enforced regulations.”

Voser’s remarks came in a...
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