The Impact of Environmental Regulations on United States Crude Oil Supplies
GODEC, MICHAEL L., and KHOSROW BIGLARBIGI, ICF Resources, Fairfax, VA
A number of legislative and regulatory initiatives being considered to protect the environment could affect the economics of oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) in the United States. This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive assessment of the potential cumulative energy and economic impacts of environmental regulatory initiatives on United States crude oil supplies. The results of the analysis clearly will determine the level of impact, but the results show that significant impacts are felt over a wide range of regulations, over a wide range of crude oil prices, and at two levels of development for extraction technologies. The regulations evaluated all have an impact on all resource categories analyzed in the study.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91009©1991 AAPG-SEPM-SEG-SPWLA Pacific Section Annual Meeting, Bakersfield, California, March 6-8, 1991 (2009)