Tax regulations and hydraulic fracturing

The online Elon Business Law Journal today published an article titled "The Effect of New Tax Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing in North Carolina" by Austin Raymond, a member of the Class of 2016 at Elon Law. 


In the article, Raymond reviews new state regulations and tax laws that enable and may incentivize hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in North Carolina. He also points to energy and economic indicators that may diminish interest in fracking within the state from large corporations. 

Austin Raymond, Class of 2016, Elon Law
“In addition to the relative scarcity of mineral resources which yield viable natural gas, the overall demand for natural gas logically wanes with the lowering of gas prices,” Raymond writes. “January 2015 marked the lowest gas prices since 2008. Such low prices would naturally lead to less of a corporate incentive to invest in North Carolina fracking since the return on the corporate investment would be substantially lower.”

Read the complete article here. 

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