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 »


Growth in Fracking To Benefit Australia, China, Poland, India & Brazil. US Onshore Development Applying Pressure To Arctic, Offshore, & Int’l Projects

HBW Resources Hydraulic Fracturing Report (National &International) Below is a summary of publicly available activities currently underway at the national and international level that could impact natural resource extraction, particularly related to hydraulic fracturing and shale development.  To better utilize this document, we have broken the information down by region. With numerous state legislatures now in… More »


Oil & Gas Production from Shale Plays Continues To Expand As Use Of Hydraulic Fracturing & Directional Drilling Grows

HBW Resources 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 responsible… More »


Oil & Gas From Fracking is Spurring Manufacturing Jobs & Enhancing US Competitiveness

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 »