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Illinois Regulates Fracking, Leaves Water Recycling Unaddressed

Illinois recently joined the ranks of states that have introduced legislation to regulate how hydraulic fracturing is carried out.  Whether you cheer or jeer these new rules seems to once again depend heavily on which side of the fence you sit on.  Environmentalists claiming that regulations don’t go far enough … Read more »

Compliance Costs Top Oil Companies’ Concerns

Compliance Costs Top Oil Companies’ Concerns

For the third consecutive year, regulatory changes and increased cost of compliance remain the top concern for all oil and gas companies in their 10-K filings, according to BDO’s annual analysis of risk factors. This year, hydraulic fracturing (fracking) regulation entered the top 20 risks cited by oil and gas … Read more »

Water Treatment as the Mediator in the Fracking Discussion

The boom in hydraulic fracturing on shale lands has inflamed passions, but the debate doesn’t have to be a white-knuckle fight to the death. There are ways to tackle one of the most pressing issues related to fracking – water safety and supply – that many may have overlooked. The … Read more »