October 31, 2016

Solar-Energy Companies Investigated Over Tax Incentives

The manner in which seven solar-energy companies — both foreign and domestically owned — use tax incentives paid out by the United States federal government has drawn …

October 30, 2016

Produced Water Management: A Comparative Study

The production of oil is a water-intensive endeavor. This is especially true in hydraulic fracturing, where a single well may require between 2.4 million to 7.8 million …

October 25, 2016

Quack Quack: Is The Prairie-Chicken Problem Back? Update on the Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Efforts

In September 2015, a Western District of Texas court vacated the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”)’s designation of the lesser prairie chicken (“prairie chicken”) as …

October 25, 2016

Amazon Announces New Texas Wind Farm Project

Amazon recently announced the company’s largest renewable energy project to date, a new wind farm in Texas. The objectives are to realize Amazon’s goal and company-wide initiative …

May 8, 2016

Ladra v. New Dominion: Opening the Door to Tort Liability for Earthquake Damage Caused by Energy Companies

As someone who attended college at the University of Oklahoma, I can attest to the exponential rise in earthquakes in the state first-hand. In fact, I am …

May 8, 2016

BP Oil Spill: Despite Unprecedented Research and Analysis, Severity of Environmental Impact Still Uncertain 6 Years Later

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which for 87 days in 2010 leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf …

May 8, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure: A Brief Comparison of State Disclosure Requirements

Introduction Advancements in hydraulic fracturing have fueled the domestic oil and gas industry in recent years. According to the Energy Information Administration, fracking now accounts for …

May 8, 2016

Oncor’s Uncertain Future: A Critical Analysis of the Hunt Family’s Proposed Acquisition of Oncor Energy

On March 24th, the Texas Public Utility Commission approved a controversial proposal by the Ray L. Hunt family to purchase and restructure Oncor Energy, the state’s largest …

March 8, 2016

ISIS Oil Revenue: A Silver Lining to Falling Crude Prices

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most well-funded terrorist organization in history,[1] and it currently controls a swath of territory larger than the …

March 4, 2016

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association: The Case and What it Means for You

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing the federal government to provide incentives for large energy consumers to reduce their power …