As of 2015, 4% of wells in West Virginia used hydraulic fracturing. State law requires that operators disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, but exceptions can be made which allow these chemicals to be concealed from the public.
FracTracker Data Folder Contents
FracTracker provides state-specific data on issues such as:
- Locations of oil and gas facilities
- Pipelines and processor locations
- Production amount of oil and gas generated
- Amounts of waste generated from oil and gas
The data folders may also contain information on other energy generation locations, data from different years, and data on violations committed by oil and gas facilities. Amount of information and types of information will vary by state. Get data.
More Data Sources
WVDEP (West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection) provides data on oil and gas wells, as well as the horizontal laterals (under the ground) via their GIS server.
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