KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses recent oil-and-gas news and developments in the latest episode of his podcast, www.energylawroundup.com.
Friday, February 24, 2017 Hess Club | 5430 Westheimer Road | Houston, TX 77056 Registration: 8:00 a.m. Program: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Complimentary breakfast and lunch. Parking is free. Our Houston litigators will speak on these top-of-mind topics: Procedures and pitfalls for post-incident investigations: the immediate aftermath and after the aftermath. Trade secret protection […]
January has been a busy month for courts in Texas and beyond in the oil-and-gas segment. In today’s post, we summarize several significant developments from the last thirty days that can be expected to have a lasting impact on E&Ps, pipeline companies, and other industry participants. Denbury v. Texas Rice Land Partners We begin with […]
I have written previously about the ongoing debate surrounding the causal role of hydrofracturing—”fracing” for short, as the industry spells it, without a “k”—in what critics have dubbed “man-made” seismic activity. The hot-button issue is front and center once again, as a perfect storm of mainstream media attention and high-profile litigation have brought renewed focus to the controversial practice. Last week, […]
Yesterday, Christi Craddick—one of the State’s three elected Railroad Commissioners—introduced the Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative, a nine-point plan aimed at easing regulatory burdens on the energy industry. The initiative will be rolled out in multiple phases over the next several years. The first phase of the program is slated for completion by January and will […]
It’s no secret that hydraulic fracturing is squarely within the crosshairs of environmental crusaders and other activist groups across the nation. Be they tall tales of kitchen sinks transformed into miniature flamethrowers or fanciful claims that trace cancer to fracing chemicals, the many scandalous fictions about hydraulic fracturing remain a thorn in the side of […]
Chesapeake has not had a good run in the courts lately. It has been hammered over the last year with lawsuits brought by mineral lessors alleging that the natural gas giant has swindled them out of millions of dollars in royalty payments. And the plaintiffs in these cases are winning–or settling out of court for what […]
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently reviewed a district court’s decision to certify a class of investors in British Petroleum securities. The case, Ludlow v. BP, P.L.C., No. 14-20420, centers on BP’s alleged misstatements relating to the catastrophic blowout of the Macondo exploratory well off the coast of Louisiana. The […]