September 9, 2010 / 6:12 PM / 9 years ago

U.S. EPA asks for details about fracking fluids

WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it has asked nine major oil services companies to voluntarily provide details about chemicals used in a natural gas drilling practice opposed by environmental groups worried about drinking water supplies.

Companies asked to provide information about their hydraulic fracturing fluids include Halliburton (HAL.N) and Schlumberger (SLB.N). (Reporting by Ayesha Rascoe; Editing by David Gregorio)

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