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Weekly Legislative Update from February 16, 2018


SB 462-Relating to Advanced Well Stimulation Treatment

On Wednesday, February 14th, SB 462 by Senator Dana Young (R-Tampa) was heard before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Environment and Natural Resources and passed by a vote of 5 yeas to 0 nays. AIF’s Senior Vice President of State and Federal Affairs, Brewster Bevis, stood in opposition to this bill.

This bill prohibits the performance of advanced well stimulation treatments on oil or gas wells in the state. The bill defines the term “advanced well stimulation treatment” to include all stages of well intervention performed by injecting fluids into a rock formation.

SB 462 will go on to the Senate Committee on Appropriations to be heard.

AIF opposes the prohibition of advanced well stimulation treatments as it could cause a deficit when it comes to meeting the energy needs of the state.