Halliburton Pushes To Keep Fracking Formulas Secret In Wyo.

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. urged a Wyoming state court Monday to uphold public disclosure exemptions for the oil and gas giant's hydraulic fracturing formulas, warning a bid by local citizens' groups to uncover the information could hamstring project development efforts in the state.

“Without the ability to protect new technology and formulas, neither Halliburton nor any other company has an incentive to pursue research and development ... ,” the Texas company wrote in a memorandum filed Monday. “Uncertainty in the regulatory environment would have a chilling...
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