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Aunt Edna

A recurring series that is designed to help CAN members answer tough questions from their friends, family and neighbors.

Have questions from the Aunt Edna in your life?

We want to hear from you. Please contact us with the questions you would like answered.

How is water used in the energy industry?

How does Chevron uses water in its own operations? Does Chevron do anything to reduce water use?

Natural Disasters and the Oil & Gas Industry

How does the oil and natural gas industry prepares for and recover from natural disasters?

What are the Benefits of Natural Gas?

Why is natural gas good for the environment? Why is natural gas good for the economy?

Who Owns Big Oil?

Who owns “Big Oil”? Aren’t people getting out of oil stocks?

Natural Gas & The Grid

Where does the natural gas we use come from? How does natural gas get to consumers?

How is the industry regulated?

Aunt Edna may be hearing a lot about regulations these days and wondering what this means for the oil and natural gas industry. Do recent actions at the federal level to reassess regulations and regulatory agencies signal the end of oversight for oil and natural gas activities?

What impact does hydraulic fracturing have on water supplies?

In 2015, the EPA published a draft assessment report that failed to find evidence of “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources in the United States” due to fracking.

Pipeline Safety

Why do we need pipelines? Are they safe?

Local Control

What is local control and what impact does it have on our industry?

Which chemicals are being used in the hydraulic fracturing process and why?

To help in this discussion, we developed an infographic that names some of the commonly used chemicals, explains their role in the fracking process, and lists other places you might find these chemicals in everyday life.