The fracking registry will be built upon the same technology platform. Paque said it's a first step in a larger strategy tied to better disclosure in the oil and gas sectors.
Last month, the council announced a "memorandum of understanding" with the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, a 38-state panel that promotes oil and gas drilling, to build out a broader data portal.
The project will provide historical data, not just information on wells currently being fracked.
Paque called it the "Travelocity" of drilling, referring to the popular online travel-planning resource. "This will be a portal where people can ask questions about drilling or a well or chemicals—whatever goes in there," he said.