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Energy Law Today

Technology, Transportation, and the Oil Patch

In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, the co-chair of KRCL's Transportation Practice Group, Daniel Guerra, speaks to the many pitfalls and advances lying at the intersection of technology, trucking, and railroads in the oil patch. […]

Daniel Guerra

Oil and Gas Law: 2018 Thus Far

Although the New Year is still young, there are already many legal developments to report in the oil and gas sector. In no particular order, this is a cross-section of what has emerged at the intersection of the law and the energy industry thus far in […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Emerging Oilfield Bankruptcy and Insolvency Issues

In the newest episode of our energy law podcast, the head of KRCL's Distressed Strategies Practice Group, Michael Ridulfo, discusses some of the bankruptcy pitfalls facing even the healthiest of companies operating in the upstream and midstream segments […]

Michael P. Ridulfo

Oil and Gas Law: 2017 Year in Review

At the end of the year, I like to take stock—in summary form—of the leading decisions impacting the energy industry. Historically, this has been for my own personal reference, or something I share inside our firm with my partners. Since this crib […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Texas Court of Appeals Decides Major Mineral Ownership Row

On December 14, 2017, the Corpus Christi Court of Appeals decided Haywood WI Units, Ltd. v. B&S Dunagan Investments, Ltd., et al., a long-running dispute over the ownership of minerals in Liberty County.  The decision addresses mineral deed […]

Important Revisions To Federal Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Policy

On November 29, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) announced significant revisions to its Federal Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) Enforcement Policy.  (For more information about the FCPA generally, see my earlier blog post from August 10 […]

United States Bullish on Mexican Energy

Last August, the United States joined Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years after its enactment. Despite the political rhetoric surrounding what President Trump has termed “the worst trade deal […]