Regulations

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 …

 
November 7, 2016

Proposed Fed Rules Could End Financial Holding Companies’ Participation in Physical Commodities Activities

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve released proposed regulations on Financial Holding Companies’ (“FHC”) participation in physical commodities activities.[1] Upon review of these activities and …