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New editions of API’s hydraulic fracturing standards provide the latest technical direction for operators working to continuously improve well integrity, groundwater protection and environmental safety. Last updated in 2011, API’s standards for shale development have worked alongside robust state regulations to ensure safe, responsible energy development with hydraulic fracturing for over 65 years. “Strong standards are key to America’s success as an energy leader, and that’s why we bring together regulators and operators to promote proven practices for environmental protection,” said API Director of Standards David Miller. “This update provides the latest guidance on equipment, monitoring, storage, and installation.” Dubbed ANSI/API RP 100-1 and 100-2, the two new standards provide detailed specifications for pressure containment and well integrity, as well as environmental safeguards, including groundwater protection, waste management, emissions reduction, site planning and worker training.

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