Fracking Ban Defeated in Illinois Even As Other Anti-Development Efforts Take Root

Arkansas Governor vetoes tax break for oil and gas industry. Utilizing the line-item-veto, Governor Mike Beebe removed a $5 million tax provision aimed at waiving sales taxes on specific fracking related expenditures from an appropriations bill passed by the state legislature.  The provision’s sponsor, State Senator Jonathan Dismang, claimed the tax provision would help encourage… More »


Shale Development Using Fracking is pushing $890 Billion in new US Oil & Gas investments over the next 12 yrs

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary prepared by Bo Ollison, HBW Resources’ Senior Director of Policy, of publicly available activities currently underway at the federal, state and international levels that could impact the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development.  HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that… More »


Fracking Market Continues to Grow: Despite New Regs, HF Market Expected to Reach $64 Billion by 2017

HBW Resources: Ollison Hydraulic Fracturing Report Below is a summary prepared by Bo Ollison, HBW Resources’ Senior Director of Policy, of publicly available activities currently underway at the federal, state and international levels that could impact the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development.  HBW Resources is monitoring these activities to ensure that… More »


Offshore Energy Development Progressing Despite Challenges From Anti-Development Groups

HBW Resources: Greenfield Offshore Energy Report Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway that could affect the development of offshore oil and gas resources prepared by Brent Greenfield, HBW Resources’ Director of Ocean Policy and Regulatory Affairs. Budget Bill with Energy Provisions Signed Into Law Following a successful vote in the U.S. House… More »