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House Energy Panel Investigating Hydraulic Fracturing

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February 18, 2010, 08:32 PM EST

By Daniel Whitten

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd. are among eight companies asked by lawmakers for data on chemicals used to get natural gas from shale in an inquiry into effects of the hydraulic fracturing process on the environment.

Representative Henry Waxman, the California Democrat who heads the Energy and Commerce Committee, sent letters to the chief executive officers of the companies seeking information on the number of wells and amount of chemicals used. The panel announced the investigation in a statement today.

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February 19th, 2010 at 8:24 am