October 19, 2014

Perfecting a Security Interest in As-Extracted Collateral

On June 6, 2014, West Virginia modified the language of its statute regarding the duration of effectiveness of a record of a mortgage serving as a financing …

October 19, 2014

Does the Wind Energy Industry Need the Federal Tax Credit to Survive?

  The wind energy industry currently benefits from a federal tax credit that allows wind energy projects to reduce their federal taxes by 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour …

October 11, 2014

Economic and Environmental Implications of Mexico’s Energy Reform

Amber, Eli – Final Draft – Latest Updated Version, Blog, Mexico Energy Reform – EDITED.docx         In December 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto …

February 24, 2014

Texas Regulators and Lawmakers Seek to Solve Hydraulic Fracturing’s Water Problem

By Eli Amber – 2L   The United States has seen a resurgence in oil and gas activity due to hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing involves injecting fluids …

February 24, 2014

The Utica Shale: Finally Living Up to the Hype?

By Carly Gaines – 2L   In what has been one of the most anticipated, if not uncertain, areas of shale development for North America, the Utica …

February 24, 2014

Are Injection Wells Causing Earthquakes?

By Leslie Vaughn – 2L   A rise in lawsuits related to earthquakes allegedly causing by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has sparked a debate about the substantive …

February 24, 2014

Sell the Surplus – Relaxing Regulations on Crude Exports

By Barrett Robin – 2L   U.S. Gulf Coast refineries are beginning to receive surplus crude as a result of the recent boom in domestic oil production, as …

February 13, 2014

India’s Pursuit of Energy Security

By Kate Juelis – 2L   With one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India faces considerable insecurity in regards to its energy future. A …

January 29, 2014

Is the Mineral Estate Dominant to the Aerial Estate?

By Maggie Griffin – 2L   Established property law has told us that the mineral estate is dominant to the surface estate. But what if the State …

January 29, 2014

High-Cost Natural Gas Tax Exemption

by Albert Jou – 2L   The Railroad Commission (“RRC”) has, in the past, provided for tax breaks on produced high-cost natural gas.  For well operators interested …