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Fulbright Adds Marcellus Shale Team; Opens Western Pennsylvania Office
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - A highly-regarded six-lawyer team has joined the energy and environmental practices of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. as the global firm opened an office in Western Pennsylvania, the center of activity for Marcellus Shale natural gas production... Read More

Babst Calland On Marcellus Shale - Anticipating Toxic Tort Litigation
Posted on 7 Jun 2011 by Babst Calland

One of our litigation attorneys, Kathy Condo, has a practice focused on handling the defense of large toxic tort litigation. Recently, she shared with our team an article from The West Virginia Record ( Jan. 20, 2011 ) in which a statewide group known... Read More

Plaintiff, Defense Bars Gear Up For Litigation Over Shale Gas Drilling
Posted on 14 Sep 2011 by Gregg Lawson

PHILADELPHIA - Shale drilling for natural gas is big business in several states, but will it be "the next big thing" for litigators? It may be too early to tell, but the plaintiff and defense bars are gearing up. About 110 attorneys, insurance... Read More

Natural Gas Well Owner Pays $5 Million To Settle Pennsylvania Suit Filed By Family Of Well Worker Killed In Explosion
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Chevron Appalachia, LLC owned and operated natural gas wells near Dunkard, Pennsylvania, including the Lanco #7H well site. On Feb. 11, 2014, Ian R. McKee was hired by Cameron International Corp., a company that was in turn hired by Chevron to perform... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC Versus State Authorities: Supreme Court Agrees to Review ONEOK v. Learjet
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them under state law over alleged manipulation of gas prices during the western energy crisis from 2000 to... Read More

Lawsuit Filed In Pennsylvania Over Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LENOX TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Parker Waichman Alonso LLP has announced the filing of a lawsuit against Southwest Energy Production Company and its parent, Southwestern Energy Company, both of Houston, on behalf of 13 families in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania... Read More

Dominion Sues Gas Owners to Protect Storage Site
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN W.Va. - (AP) After negotiating for a decade, Dominion Transmission is suing nine property owners who refuse to sell oil and gas rights the company says it needs to protect natural gas stored in a large underground reservoir in West Virginia... Read More

Environment Groups File Lawsuit Over Natural Gas Drilling Regulations
Posted on 6 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York City to force federal officials to conduct an environmental review before issuing final regulations on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin because of concerns over... Read More

Houston Jury Awards $82M In 2007 Gas Blast Death
Posted on 15 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Lawyers say a Texas jury has awarded $82.5 million in damages to the family of a man who died in a 2007 explosion at a natural gas processing plant in Hood County. Ammons Law Firm says Houston-based Hanover Compressions L.P., which has... Read More

Lawsuit By Mexico's Pemex Targets U.S. Companies
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MEXICO CITY - (AP) Mexico's state-run oil company filed a lawsuit Monday against five companies, including the U.S. subsidiary of German chemical maker BASF, for allegedly buying stolen Mexican petroleum products. Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, says... Read More

Feds Investigate Texas Plant Fire That Killed 1
Posted on 11 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) Federal and state officials are investigating what caused a fire that killed one worker at a natural gas liquid plant east of Houston, a facility that since 2004 has paid thousands of dollars in fines for serious violations that included... Read More

BP Gulf Spill Costs Hit $2 Billion, No End Yet
Posted on 21 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - (AP ) BP said Monday it has spent $2 billion in two months fighting its Gulf of Mexico oil spill and compensating victims, with no end in sight. The British oil giant released its latest tally of response costs, including $105... Read More