Oil and Gas World Report: Developments in the International Oil and Gas World at a Glance

Oil and Gas World Report: Developments in the International Oil and Gas World at a Glance By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen The current U.S. oil and gas market is nothing if not dynamic. Domestic producers continue trying to balance relatively depressed oil prices against comparatively prolific production levels, and, in certain regions, drilling booms have spurred U.S. exports despite …

Is Your Acreage Safe?

Is Your Acreage Safe? By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen Though acreage release clauses are common in most oil and gas leases today, they continue to be a source of headaches – and sources of undesired acreage loss – even for experienced operators. A recent Texas case, Hardin-Simmons University v. Hunt Cimarron LP, No. 07-15-00303-CV, is just the latest example. The …

Federal Court Rules EPA Cannot Stay Obama-Era Methane Rules

Federal Court Rules EPA Cannot Stay Obama-Era Methane Rules By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen             This July, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Trump administration cannot freeze or suspend enforcement of Obama-era methane restrictions on new oil and gas wells. (See our earlier article here for more background on this topic.) …

What Will Become Of The “WOTUS” Rule? Potential Rule Change Provides No Long-Term Certainty For The Waters of the United States Rule

What Will Become Of The “WOTUS” Rule? Potential Rule Change Provides No Long-Term Certainty For The Waters of the United States Rule By Miguel Suazo and Chelsea Allen The Clean Water Act came into law in 1972 in order to regulate water pollution, and provided the EPA with various controls with which to regulate wastewater and set industry water quality standards …