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Time To Give Back? Strategies For Oil And Gas Producers Looking To Distribute Free Cash Flow To Stockholders
Shale explorers have long felt the pressure from public markets to generate positive free cash flow ‒ net income in excess of capital expenditure.
United States
9 Sep 2019
Four Things to Know: What The Election Results Mean For Energy Policy
House Democrats are preparing an aggressive oversight agenda in the 116th Congress, and their most intense assault could be on the Trump administration's energy and environmental agenda.
United States
19 Nov 2018
Colorado Royalty Litigation: 20 Dismissed Cases − Is There A Good-Faith Basis For Filing Such Cases In District Court?
On April 24, 2018, Colorado state district courts solidified judicial recognition of the Colorado General Assembly's delegation of primary jurisdiction ...
United States
2 May 2018
Colorado Royalty Litigation: Exhaustion Of Administrative Remedies Before The Colorado Oil And Gas Conservation Commission
Few areas of the law have seen such substantial evolution in a three-year span as Colorado case law on oil and gas royalty litigation.
United States
23 Mar 2018
FERC Action On Electric Storage Could Be Transformational
In an action that industry observers have hailed as opening the floodgates for electric energy storage and sounding the death knell for peaking power plants across the nation ...
United States
2 Mar 2018
BLM's Methane And Waste Prevention Rule May Be Repealed
In early February, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of a Congressional Review Act resolution that would repeal the BLM's Methane and Waste Prevention Rule...
United States
13 Apr 2017
Supreme Court Of Texas Holds Strip-And-Gore Doctrine Does Not Make Adjacent Landowners Mandatory Parties
On Feb. 3, 2017, the Supreme Court of Texas held that adjacent landowners were not mandatory parties to a lessor's suit against the lessee for failure to make royalty payments if the adjacent landowners had not claimed...
United States
14 Mar 2017
85th Texas Legislature: Oil And Gas Roundup
On Jan. 10, 2017, the 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature convened in Austin, and already several bills are on the table that, if adopted, could impact the oil and gas industry in Texas.
United States
1 Feb 2017
Struggling To Produce: Heirs To Claimed Royalty Interest Acquired In Late 1800s In 9,200-Acre Tract In Texas Fail To Pass Procedural Hurdles To Asserting Their Claims For Superior Title And Unpaid Royalties Against Multiple Oil And Gas Companies
On Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, dozens of claimed heirs to a one-half mineral interest allegedly obtained in the late 1800s in a 9,200-acre tract of land in Brooks County...
United States
4 Nov 2016
Eighth Circuit Holds Nonoperating Working Interest Owner And Engineering Contractor Not Liable For Negligence Of On-Site ‘Company Hand'
The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of a nonoperating working interest owner, Oasis, and its engineering subcontractor, RPM Consulting.
United States
26 Oct 2016
Federal Reserve Proposes Rules Aimed At Banks Owning, Trading And Moving Commodities
On Sept. 23, 2016, the Federal Reserve issued proposed rules that could put pressure on investment banks, such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs...
United States
11 Oct 2016
Texas Supreme Court To Hear Case On "Capability Of Production" Under Shut-In Clause
On Sept. 2, the Texas Supreme Court granted review in a case that may clarify when a shut-in well's capacity for production in paying quantities is determined.
United States
20 Sep 2016
Department Of Transportation Clarifies Regulations Regarding Abandoned Pipelines
On Aug. 16, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued Advisory Bulletin ADB-2016-05 to owners and operators of pipelines used for the transportation of hazardous liquids, carbon dioxide and gas.
United States
31 Aug 2016
Independent Oil And Gas Producers Defeat Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
On June 21, 2016, United States District Judge Scott Skavdahl granted BakerHostetler's petition for review of final agency action and declared the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) hydraulic fracturing rule unlawful.
United States
30 Jun 2016
The Continued Attempt To End Shale Development In Colorado – This Time Through The Voter Initiative
An attempt to put restrictions on shale development, so as to effectively end it, is nothing new in Colorado.
United States
15 Jun 2016
Oil And Gas: Managing Personnel Reductions And Asset Sales Under Increasing Government Audit And Enforcement Scrutiny
As oil enters the ninth month of sub-$50 per barrel prices – and natural gas languishes below $3 per MMBtu – the oil and gas industry confronts a challenging time of transition.
United States
2 Jun 2016
Midstream Gathering Agreements Targeted By Recent Oil & Gas Bankruptcies
Continuing low oil and natural gas commodity prices have led to bargain prices at the pump, but also high tension in many boardrooms.
United States
19 May 2016
Upsetting The Outer Continental Shelf Ecosystem Through Overbonding
Industries, like ecosystems, thrive on symbiotic relationships. Even companies that compete for resources need each other to ensure the health of the industry as a whole.
United States
16 May 2016
Crude-By-Rail Update: Largest West Coast Terminal Proposal Suffocating Under Delay
The largest proposed crude-by-rail (CBR) transloading facility on the West Coast recently survived a major hurdle to its ultimate construction and operation—a lease extension.
United States
25 Apr 2016
Colorado House Votes Down Bill Giving Local Authorities Power Over Fracking
Two Democrats joined the Republicans in the Colorado House of Representatives on April 4, 2016, to defeat a bill that sought to assert local government control over oil and gas drilling.
United States
12 Apr 2016
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