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 …

February 24, 2016

Trouble in Moscow: Low Oil Prices’ Devastating Effect on the Russian Economy

The effect of record lows in oil prices is undoubtedly far-reaching and causing problems all over the globe. Yet, while oil hovering around $30 per barrel hurts …

November 3, 2015

Surface Wind Farms Vs. Mineral Leases: Who wins?

As you glance over the rolling plains of West Texas, you will most certainly see wind turbines and pump-jacks. Both of these industries have historically represented a …