US Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations Handbook, 2012



Summary



“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

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 4
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 5
2 Introduction 6
2.1 Overview 6
2.2 GlobalData Report Guide 6
3 Overview of Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US 8
3.1 Need and Importance of Regulatory Structure 8
3.2 Major Regulatory Laws for Hydraulic Fracturing in the US 11
3.2.1 Federal Level 11
3.2.2 State Level 11
4 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing at the Federal Level 12
4.1 Environment Protection Agency 12
4.2 Bureau of Land Management 12
4.3 Federal Level Laws 13
4.3.1 Safe Drinking Water Act 13
4.3.2 Clean Water Act 13
4.3.3 Clean Air Act 14
5 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado 15
5.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Colorado 15
5.2 Fracking Regulations by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission 17
5.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission for Hydraulic Fracturing 19
5.4 Local Government Regulations in Colorado 20
6 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Texas 21
6.1 Overview of Shale Plays in Texas 21
6.2 Fracking Regulations of the Rail Road Commission 21
6.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Rail Road Commission 23
7 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania 24
7.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania 24
7.2 Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Protection 25
7.3 Rules and Regulations framed by the Department of Environmental Protection 26
7.3.1 Rules under the Oil and Gas Act (Act 223) 26
7.3.2 Act of July 25, 1961, Oil and Gas Conservation Law 29
8 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota 30
8.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in North Dakota 30
8.2 Oil and Gas Division of Department of Mineral Resources Regulates Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in North Dakota 31
8.3 Rules and Regulations Framed by the Department of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas Division 31
9 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in New York 34
9.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in New York 34
9.2 Fracking Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation 35
9.3 Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Conservation 35
10 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas 37
10.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Arkansas 37
10.2 Fracking Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission 38
10.3 Rules and Regulations by the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission 38
11 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan 39
11.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan 39
11.2 Fracking Regulations by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality 39
11.3 Rules and Regulations by the Department of Environmental Quality 40
11.3.1 Permitting Instructions 40
11.3.2 Completion Instructions 41
11.3.3 Reporting Instructions 41
12 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana 42
12.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Louisiana 42
12.2 Fracking Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation 42
12.3 Rules and Regulations by the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation 42
13 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio 44
13.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Ohio 44
13.2 Fracking Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management 45
13.3 Rules and Regulations by the Division of Mineral Resource Management 45
13.4 Senate Bill 315 46
14 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma 47
14.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Oklahoma 47
14.2 Fracking Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission 47
14.3 Rules and Regulations by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission 48
15 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia 49
15.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in West Virginia 49
15.2 Fracking Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection 49
15.3 Rules and Regulations by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection 50
16 Regulations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama 51
16.1 Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing in Alabama 51
16.2 Fracking Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama 52
16.3 Rules and Regulations by the State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama 52
17 Appendix 54
17.1 Market Definitions 54
17.2 Abbreviations 54
17.3 Sources 56
17.3.1 Methodology 58
17.3.2 Coverage 59
17.3.3 Secondary Research 59
17.3.4 Primary Research 59
17.4 Contact Us 60
17.5 Disclaimer 60



List of Tables

Table 1: Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Usage of Shale Gas Fracking Operations in the US, 2012 10



List of Figures

Figure 1: Exploration and Production Industry, Horizontal Well with Multiple Fractures by Hydraulic Fracturing, 2012 9
Figure 2: Hydraulic Fracturing, Clean Air Act, Costs and Benefits, 2012 14
Figure 3: Colorado, Green River Shale Formations, 2012 15
Figure 4: Colorado, Niobrara Basin, 2012 16
Figure 5: Colorado, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012 17
Figure 6: Texas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Casing, 2012 22
Figure 7: Pennsylvania, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Marcellus Shale Formation, 2012 24
Figure 8: North Dakota, Hydraulic Fracturing, Location of Bakken Shale, 2012 30
Figure 9: New York, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012 34
Figure 10: Arkansas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Fayetteville Shale, 2012 37
Figure 11: Ohio, Hydraulic fracturing, Marcellus and Utica Shales, 2012 44
Figure 12: West Virginia, Hydraulic Fracturing, Marcellus Shale, 2012 49
Figure 13: Alabama, Hydraulic Fracturing, Floyd and Conasauga Shales, 2012 51

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