The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (“PSAC”) is a national trade association representing about 260 companies which provide goods and services to the Canadian oil and gas exploration and production industry. PSAC members include virtually all of the hydraulic fracturing service companies.

PSAC has released a Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct under which its members providing hydraulic fracturing services will focus their efforts in five key areas, including:

  • water and the environment;
  • fracturing fluid disclosure;
  • technology development;
  • health, safety and training; and
  • community engagement.

PSAC consulted with over 100 community members in four provinces to gather community input into the purpose and content of the Code of Conduct.

View a copy of the Code of Conduct.

This post was written by Alan Harvie ( from Norton Rose Fulbright’s Energy Practice Group.