IPAA, WEA release federal onshore frac regulation cost estimates

07/29/2013
US oil and gas producers would pay an additional $345 million/year—or an average $96,913/well—under the US Bureau of Land Management's amended proposed federal onshore hydraulic fracturing regulations, a study commissioned by the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance found. The study, by John Dunham & Associates of Brooklyn, NY, reflects improvements BLM made in its original proposal, IPAA and WEA said. But the amended proposal's estimated costs still exceed the $100 million threshold requiring an economic assessment, which BLM has not conducted, they added. JDA estimated that the original regulations, which BLM proposed in May 2012, would cost p...
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