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February 27, 2018

Sand Ownership in Texas: Mineral or Surface Estate

“Frac sand,” commonly a particular kind of crystalline silica sand[1] used to hold open fractures created in reservoir rock that allow easier capture of oil and gas,[2] …

February 9, 2018

Security or Subsidy: The Department of Energy’s Controversial Proposed Rules on Grid Resiliency

In October, United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry proposed that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adjust its rates for wholesale electricity sales in order to …

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 …