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DLA Piper Energy Bulletin
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. • Railroad industry leader sees jump ahead in volume of crude-by-rail. Are oil companies... Read More

Cadwalader: Initial Decision Finds that BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market in Texas
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“ FERC ” or “ Commission ”) Administrative Law Judge (“ ALJ ”) issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc. et al. (“... Read More

DLA Piper: Avoiding Multimillion-Dollar Liability For De Facto Partnership Breach Under Texas Law: One Useful Tip
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

By Ileana Blanco After a lengthy trial, a Dallas jury has found that a de facto partnership existed between Energy Transfers Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. “to market and pursue a pipeline project to transport crude... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: OSHA: Coming to a Drilling Site Near You
Posted on 24 Feb 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Lindsay M. Bouffard and David E. Dick In an effort to reduce fatalities in the oil and gas industry, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) created an Oil and Gas Regional Emphasis Program . This program, implemented in 2012, applies... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Politics Kills Clean Energy In Texas
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

A Texas rebate program for electric vehicles is ending on June 26 – only about a year after it began. Not because state leaders think green rebates are a waste of money or threaten the free market. In fact, a House committee unanimously passed a... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Offsets Collapse Of Coal
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by State Net

The U.S. coal industry has endured a precipitous decline in recent years. A Duke University study indicated that the industry shed 49,530 jobs between 2008 and 2012. U.S. renewable energy, meanwhile, has surged. The Duke study found that wind and solar... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Mineral Lessees Have Surface Rights Across Non-Producing Pooled Tracts
Posted on 2 Jul 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Christina A. Denmark, Of Counsel, and Russell L. Schetroma, Member On June 20, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court held that a mineral lessee has the right to use a road to cross the surface of non-producing pooled tracts. This decision is critical for... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 2 in a Series of 5
Posted on 24 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the second in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 3 in a Series of 5
Posted on 25 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the third in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 5 in a Series of 5
Posted on 30 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the final post in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 4 in a Series of 5
Posted on 29 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the fourth in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue with... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 1 in a Series of 5
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the first in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

William A. Ruskin on State Fracking Disclosure Requirements
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Opponents of fracking argue that it is necessary for the public, and health and safety professionals, to have full access to information on the constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids and waste. In a report released on July... Read More

Modern Legal Marketing: Pipeline Industry Grumbles over Texas Eminent Domain Ruling
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

The phones have been ringing nonstop at eminent domain attorney offices throughout Texas after a ruling against pipeline companies looking to develop on private property. The Texas Supreme Court recently sided with landowners in recent eminent domain... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: New Drilling and Recycling Regulations Proposed by Texas Railroad Commission Relating to Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 1 Nov 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

In recent weeks, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) approved several amendments to the Administrative Code relating to drilling, casing, cementing, well control, and the commercial recycling of produced water and/or hydraulic fracturing flowback fluid... Read More