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