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Failure to Launch: Eminent Domain Breaks Down in the Texas Legislature

Eminent domain proceedings in Texas are a complex process governed by multiple constitutions, laws, and regulations.[1] Through this process the Texas government, its agencies, and authorized private entities acquire land to advance initiatives relating […]

Energy-Related Bankruptcies on the Rise: Protecting Oil & Gas Royalty Interests

With the recent uptick in energy-related bankruptcies expected to continue for the foreseeable future (in one prominent example, industry giant Weatherford has just filed for Chapter 11 protection), oil and gas royalty owners need to be on alert. Because […]

Goodbye Steel and Aluminum Tariffs! (For Mexico and Canada Metals)

In a recent KRCL Energy Practice Group seminar, I discussed the genesis and impact of metal tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. These Trump Tariffs have had a tremendous impact on energy infrastructure construction and midstream activities throughout […]

Demetri J. Economou

Podcast: Royalty Class Actions and Farmout Agreements

Download the iPhone/iPad app for our podcast at, or the Android app at The podcast is also available on iTunes (, Google Play (, and […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Texas Supreme Court to Mineral Purchasers: Buyer Beware!

In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, learn about offset wells and liquidated damages as unenforceable penalties; the arrival of anti-SLAPP in the oil patch; and the Texas Supreme Court's warning to mineral purchasers: buyer beware […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Can Consent Be Withheld Arbitrarily in the Oil Patch?

The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that has the potential to alter the landscape of the industry. In Barrow-Shaver Resources Co. v. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., the parties had entered into a farmout agreement that gave […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Complimentary Energy Law Breakfast Seminar

Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC's Energy Practice Group will be hosting a complimentary breakfast seminar on November 8, 2018, from 8:00–10:30 a.m. at the Hess Club in Houston, Texas. Gain knowledge and practice insights&mdash […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.