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Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracking): Alabama

A legal resource guide for information relating to hydrofracking including primary and secondary source materials, quick links, and database resources.


Fracking is used in Alabama to gain access to oil and natural gas in shale plays as well as natural gas contained in coalbed methane in the Black Warrior Basin in the north of the state.

The Geological Survey of Alabama and the Oil and Gas Board of Alabama play roles in the regulation of fracking in the state.

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