May 12, 2014

"Feds failed to inspect high-risk oil wells in New Mexico" – Santa Fe New Mexican, 5/12/2014

Federal report shows a failure of Federal inspectors to keep up with inspections of high-risk oil and gas wells.

The Bureau of Land Management has posted information about their role in Energy Production.

The BLM has also posted statistics on oil and gas production and their inspection activities.

For more detailed information on current oil and gas well drilling technology, hazards and safeguards, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) has a very useful and well-illustrated website.  Of particular use is the page for Well Completion, which includes information on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.