US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012

“US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012” is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialists, and offers comprehensive information on hydraulic fracturing regulations applicable in the US both at the federal and state level. The report provides information on the regulatory bodies supervising hydraulic fracturing operations and laws and acts enacted for the regulation of fracking operations. The report also provides information related to the current state-level regulatory bodies and the policies framed for protecting the environment and public health from the potential impacts of fracking. The report is compiled using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GlobalData’s team of industry experts.

Scope

Hydraulic fracturing regulations in the US at the federal level and the acts enacted for environmental and public health protection.

The regulatory bodies in Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New York, Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Alabama for hydraulic fracturing activities.

The rules and regulations framed at the state level in Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, New York, Arkansas, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Alabama for environmental and public health protection.

Reasons to buy

Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about hydraulic fracturing regulations applicable in different major states across the US

Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting oil and gas resources using hydraulic fracturing across major plays in the US

Be ahead of competition by keeping yourself abreast with all the latest policy changes pertaining to hydraulic fracturing across different states in the US

Table of Contents

1Table of Contents

1.1List of Tables

1.2List of Figures

2Introduction

2.1Overview

2.2GlobalData Report Guide

3Overview of Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US

3.1Need and Importance of Regulatory Structure

3.2Major Regulatory Laws for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US

3.2.1Federal Level

3.2.2State Level

4Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing at the Federal Level

4.1Environment Protection Agency

4.2Bureau of Land Management

4.3Federal Level Laws

4.3.1Safe Drinking Water Act

4.3.2Clean Water Act

4.3.3Clean Air Act

5Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado

5.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado

5.2Fracking Regulations by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

5.3Rules and Regulations Framed by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for Hydraulic Fracturing

5.4Local Government Regulations in Colorado

6Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas

6.1Overview of Shale Plays in Texas

6.2Fracking Regulations of the Rail Road Commission

6.3Rules and Regulations Framed by the Rail Road Commission

7Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania

7.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania

7.2Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Protection

7.3Rules and Regulations framed by the Department of Environmental Protection

7.3.1Rules under the Oil and Gas Act (Act 223)

7.3.2Act of July 25, 1961, Oil and Gas Conservation Law

8Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota

8.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota

8.2Oil and Gas Division of Department of Mineral Resources Regulates Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in North Dakota

8.3Rules and Regulations Framed by the Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division

9Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in New York

9.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York

9.2Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation

9.3Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation

10Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas

10.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas

10.2Fracking Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

10.3Rules and Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission

11Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

11.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan

11.2Fracking Regulations by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

11.3Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Quality

11.3.1Permitting Instructions

11.3.2Completion Instructions

11.3.3Reporting Instructions

12Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana

12.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana

12.2Fracking Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation

12.3Rules and Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation

13Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio

13.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio

13.2Fracking Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management

13.3Rules and Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management

13.4Senate Bill 315

14Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma

14.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma

14.2Fracking Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission

14.3Rules and Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission

15Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia

15.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia

15.2Fracking Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

15.3Rules and Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

16Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama

16.1Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama

16.2Fracking Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama

16.3Rules and Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama

17Appendix

17.1Market Definitions

17.2Abbreviations

17.3Sources

17.3.1Methodology

17.3.2Coverage

17.3.3Secondary Research

17.3.4Primary Research

17.4Contact Us

17.5Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1:Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Usage of Shale Gas Fracking Operations in the US, 2012

List of Figures

Figure 1:Exploration and Production Industry, Horizontal Well with Multiple Fractures by Hydraulic Fracturing, 2012

Figure 2:Hydraulic Fracturing, Clean Air Act, Costs and Benefits, 2012

Figure 3:Colorado, Green River Shale Formations, 2012

Figure 4:Colorado, Niobrara Basin, 2012

Figure 5:Colorado, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012

Figure 6:Texas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012

Figure 7:Pennsylvania, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Marcellus Shale Formation, 2012

Figure 8:North Dakota, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Bakken Shale, 2012

Figure 9:New York, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012

Figure 10:Arkansas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fayetteville Shale, 2012

Figure 11:Ohio, Hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus and Utica Shales, 2012

Figure 12:West Virginia, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012

Figure 13:Alabama, Hydraulic Fracturing, Floyd and Conasauga Shales, 2012

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