Hydraulic Fracturing Resources

Federal Regulations

An Unconventional Talk on Unconventional Oil and Gas (March 2014)

Water Demand by the Numbers – Shareholder, Lender and Operator Guide to Water Sourcing (Feb. 2014)

EPA Draft Guidance Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing When Diesel Oil is Used (May 2012)

Dept. of the Interior Proposed Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing on Federal and Tribal Lands (May 2012)

Final EPA Proposed New Source Performance Standards for Oil and Gas Production (April 2012)

Water Use For Shale-gas Production in Texas, U.S. (March 2012)

Draft Bureau of Land Management rules concerning disclosure of chemicals used in drilling operations on federal lands  (Feb. 2012)

Proposed EPA NSP Standards for Oil and Natural Gas Production (July 2011)

Links to Energy Resource and Government Sites

State of California Department of Conservation 

United States Environmental Protection Agency U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board’s (SAB) Hydraulic Fracturing Research Advisory Panel

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission

RFF Center For Energy Economics And Policy

Resources for the Future conducts independent research – rooted primarily in economics and other social sciences – on environmental, energy, natural resource and environmental health issues.

FracFocus is a hydraulic fracturing chemical registry website designed to provide information about chemicals used in the HF of oil and gas wells (a joint project of the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission).

MIT Energy Initiative
The MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), established in September 2006, is an Institute-wide initiative designed to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems.

Energy Institute - The University of Texas at Austin
The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of pioneering research and education.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
PNAS is one of the world's most-cited multidisciplinary scientific serials and publishes research reports, commentaries, perspectives, colloquium papers and actions of the Academy on the biological, physical, and social sciences.