In the short term, the fact that France has banned hydraulic fracturing is probably not relevant, maybe just an interesting data point. The short article is poorly written and it appears the author does not understand the process.
May 11 - PARIS -(MarketWatch)- France's lower house Wednesday approved a bill to ban drilling for shale gas and oil through the process known as hydraulic fracturing and canceled the rights granted to companies to seek unconventional hydrocarbons.
The bill submitted by legislator Christian Jacob from Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party was approved by 287-186.
Shale oil deposits are pockets of oil trapped in pores of sedimentary rock called shale. Miners use a process known as hydraulic fracturing--or fracking--in which water, sand and chemicals are pumped into the ground to crack open the rock and force the oil back to the surface.
A bill that would ban French people from making a living was approved in France's Lower House by 286-186 vote. Pending legilstaion include banning citizens from going out side, enjoying life and farming.