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Fulbright Adds Marcellus Shale Team; Opens Western Pennsylvania Office

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. Partner Ken Komoroski, a recognized shale...

Fulbright Hydraulic Fracking Blog: FERC Approves Sabine Pass LNG Exports, Vacates Jordan Cove LNG Imports

On April 16, 2012, FERC issued a precedent setting order approving a proposal by Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (collectively, "Sabine Pass") to site, construct and operate facilities to liquefy domestic natural gas for export to world markets. The Sabine Pass Liquefaction...

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 2 in a Series of 5

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 with fracturing activities, and one that only the...

Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 4 in a Series of 5

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 fracturing activities, and one that only the Texas...

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: EPA Now Requires 2-Day Notice of Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

In mid-April 2012, the EPA issued its new air emissions regulations relating to processes and equipment at natural gas well sites. While many of these regulations have been highlighted by the EPA (such as the required use of "green completion" equipment after January 1, 2015), a notice requirement...

Fulbright & Jaworski Releases 'Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing and Shale Drilling Litigation'

By Barclay Richard Nicholson and Stephen C. Dillard Over the last four years, with the continued development and production of natural gas from shale formations throughout the country, lawsuits involving hydraulic fracturing activities have increased. Many of these lawsuits filed by landowners in...

Fulbright & Jaworski Releases Trade Secrets and the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing - Toward a Global Perspective

This Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. paper is in collaboration with the global law firm Norton Rose. Trade Secrets and the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing provides a global view of how governments have attempted to strike a balance between the benefits of hydraulic fracturing technology innovation...