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Hydraulic Fracturing (Hydrofracking): Louisiana

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


Hydraulic fracturing is primarily used in the Haynesville Shale in the Northwest portion of the state. As of 2011, the state requires the disclosure of all chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing fluid.

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources is responsible for overseeing the use of fracking in the state.

Haynesville Shale Gas Play Well Activity Map (PDF)


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