In this week's episode of our energy law podcast, KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses a variety of important new decisions covering issues ranging from the intersection of fraud with disclaimers of warranties of mineral title; […]
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KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses recent oil-and-gas news and developments in the latest episode of his podcast, www.energylawroundup.com.
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 […]
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 […]
In my October 12, 2016 blog posting, I discussed how C&S Energy Services, Ltd. v. McCoy demonstrated that courts in Texas will enforce non-competition agreements that are reasonably limited in scope and duration. A decision in a subsequent case […]
Trade secret and noncompetition lawsuits are common in the energy industry because non-public technology and the need to protect it can be important to an energy company’s success. One example of such a lawsuit is C&J Energy Services, Ltd. v […]
Last week, shale giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation filed its Form 8-K with the SEC, revealing that it had received additional Department of Justice subpoenas “seeking information on [Chesapeake’s accounting methodology for the acquisition and classification […]
Texas Railroad Commission Proposes Rule Changes to Generate Efficiencies and Cost Savings in the Oil-and-Gas Industry
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 […]
Is the energy industry ready for the latest on the compensation front—radical changes to overtime rules effective December 1, 2016? The industry has had a roller coaster ride over the last five or six years, including in its compensation of employees […]
On March 2, 2016, Aubrey McClendon, the former head of Chesapeake Energy, was indicted on federal antitrust charges. One day later this pioneer and leader in the shale revolution tragically died in a car accident in Oklahoma. Although the criminal […]