Regulation

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

Optimal Renewable Energy Subsidization

The discussion surrounding energy subsidy reform is dominated by rhetoric and ideological pretext. It has been said that “energy policy is made in a political setting, it …

February 19, 2017

Five Takeaways from Trump’s America First Energy Plan

The Trump administration released the America First Energy Plan shortly after Trump’s inauguration. Here are the five key policy takeaways from the plan: Eliminating burdensome policies such …