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A hydraulic fracturing ban in the US? Assessing the potential impact

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20 February 2020

A hydraulic fracturing ban in the US? Assessing the potential impact

Report summary

Some US Democratic presidential hopefuls are promising to ban hydraulic fracturing once in the White House. Wood Mackenzie analysed the data and built scenarios to gauge the oil supply impact of a hydraulic fracturing ban on federal lands. Oil production rates in the New Mexico portion of the Permian basin would drop the most. The Bakken and Powder River basin could also take a hit. We outline which companies may be most affected.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 5 images and tables including:

  • Map of all Lower 48 horizontal wells and federal lands
  • Lower 48 oil supply scenarios for fracturing ban or federal production ban
  • Forecast production at risk in major basins under hydraulic fracturing ban scenario
  • Percent of major basin production at risk under hydraulic fracturing ban scenario
  • New Mexico Permian completions on federal lands since 2018, showing most active operators

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