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April 19, 2017

Backpack-Wearing Cows: A New Alternative Energy Source?

If you’ve been paying attention to environmental news, you may have seen that methane gas has been a rather controversial topic in the last year. In March …

April 19, 2017

One State’s Trash is Another State’s Treasure

Show of hands: who wants a nuclear waste facility in their backyard? Anyone? Anyone? Buell—TEXAS?   That is the endgame, some speculate, of a lawsuit recently filed …

April 19, 2017

Will There Be a Future for the Clean Power Plan?

The Obama administration’s attempt to regulate carbon emissions from new and modified power plants has been subject to challenge since its inception. Now, with a new administration …

 
April 19, 2017

Trump Halts Methane Information Collection Request

On March 2, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought an effort to gather data regarding methane emissions from the oil and gas industry to a halt. …

March 24, 2017

Texas Takes a Different View Towards Compulsory Unitization Legislation

Since the creation of the first commercial oil well in the United States in 1859[1], state legislatures and courts have struggled to craft a comprehensive legal framework …

 
March 24, 2017

Did Congress and the President Really Axe SEC Disclosure Requirements for Oil Companies? How Should Companies React to Such News?

Congress and the President may have in practice axed SEC disclosure requirements impacting transnational oil and gas firms. However, in theory and statutorily the requirements still stand. …

 
March 24, 2017

Disclosure of Fracing Fluid Ingredients

One of the biggest issues related to hydraulic fracturing is the disclosure of the chemicals used in the fracing fluid. Fracing fluid is a chemical mixture used …

March 24, 2017

The Tip of the Drillbit: Two Natural Gas Pipelines Approved with More to Follow?

Media attention and public controversy continue to buzz around the Dakota Access Pipeline, proposed to service the Bakken shale oil reserves in North Dakota.[1] But two other …

 
February 23, 2017

The De-Emphasizing of Oil & Gas Megaprojects—A Telltale Sign for Investors

In the wake of the 2010s oil glut, Big Oil has changed their tactics on how they replenish their oil reserves. In an effort for less volatile …

February 23, 2017

Turbulence Between Wind Turbines and Military Airfields

Texas Wind Energy The latest boom in renewable energy is happening right in our own backyard. Texas is the leading state for wind energy with over 18,500 …