News & Updates

GWPC 2013 Annual Forum


Mark your calendars now for the 2013 Annual Forum

When:        SEPTEMBER 22-25
Where:       ST LOUIS, MO,
                     212 N Kingshighway Blvd
                     St. Louis, MO 63108

FracFocus 2.0 Go Live Date


Dear FracFocus Participating Company:
There has been a lot of speculation regarding the date on which FracFocus 2.0 would become the exclusive method for submitting records to the FracFocus system.  From the beginning of the switchover to FracFocus 2.0 we committed to providing a reasonable period of dual submission capability to allow companies to prepare for the change.  The beta test site was made available on October 1, 2012 and the FracFocus 2.0 system went live on November 1, 2012.   Owing to state regulatory considerations we have determined that beginning on...

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Seasons Greetings from GWPC


Thank you to all of our members and participants who supported the Ground Water Protection Council in 2012.

We hope you will join us at one of our upcoming events in 2013 including:

  • UIC Conference – Sarasota, FL - January 22-24
  • GWPC Policy Meeting (with joint sessions with ASDWA) – Alexandria, VA – March 11-13
  • Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum – Grapevine, TX – July 8-11
  • GWPC Annual Forum – St. Louis, MO – September...
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Massachusetts Announces Final Sustainable Water Management Initiative


Today, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts announced the Sustainable Water Management Initiative (SWMI).  SWMI was created in 2010 by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and included a wide range of stakeholders and support from the Department of Environmental Protection, the Department of Fish and Game, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The new SWMI plan was launched to better protect the Commonwealth’s water resources by encouraging prudent use of water to balance the need for water consumption and increased economic development with the ecological...

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State Regulators Issue White Paper on Stray Gas


OKLAHOMA CITY – The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) released a White Paper summarizing the Stray Gas Incidence & Response Forum recently held in Cleveland, OH. Co-hosted by U.S. Department of Energy the event focused on stray gas in areas where shale gas or other unconventional natural gas is being developed. Stray gas is gas that migrates from its natural geological location into aquifers or the shallow subsurface. 
The forum explored the technical and scientific basis for stray gas occurrence and investigations including fundamentals of the physical and chemical...

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