Texas

November 16, 2017

Judicial and Legislative Approaches to Groundwater Management in Texas

While oil and gas have long been the prized resources in Texas, more focus is being placed on water rights than ever before. However, unlike oil and …

 
November 9, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court Rules on Overlapping Pooled Units

Over this last summer the Texas Supreme Court took up the issue of overlapping pooled units in the case of Samson Exploration, LLC v. T.S. Reed Properties, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

February 19, 2017

Texas Shale Willing to Spend to Get Ahead

The Texas energy sector is poised to revive drilling in the state for 2017. While big oil companies are planning to cut spending this year due to …

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 …