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Top 4 Indicators Shaping Upstream Oil and Gas in 2019

Top 4 Indicators Shaping Upstream Oil and Gas in 2019

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Opportune takes a look at a few key indicators shaping the upstream oil and gas sector so far in 2019.

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Appeals Court Allows Quick-Take of Land for Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Landowners objected to a lower-court ruling granting immediate possession of the disputed land before deciding how much each property owner should be compensated.

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Texas Court Addresses Bad Acts in an Oil-Patch Lease Play

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Was a partnership formed by a letter agreement, a participation agreement and the actions of the parties?

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San Antonio Oil Exec ‘Thumbed His Nose’ at Legal Process, Judge Says

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Brian Alfaro had failed to provide various records to a court-appointed receiver, prompting the judge to issue an arrest warrant.

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Texas Case Offers Three Lessons for Contract Drafters

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The Texas Supreme Court recently heard oral argument on the interpretation of a farmout agreement providing that an assignment could not be made “without the express written consent,” according to a post on the website of Porter Hedges.

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2018’s Bad Guys in Energy

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Charles Sartain of Gray Reed & McGraw has posted a list of what he calls “2018’s parade of reprobates, rapscallions and others generally lacking in moral hygiene” in the world of energy law.

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Local Taxation of Oil and Gas Activities Fails Again

Local Taxation of Oil and Gas Activities Fails Again

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The Texas Supreme Court issued four opinions addressing the taxation of compressors used to deliver natural gas into pipelines, according to a post on Gray Reed & McGraw’s Energy & the Law blog.

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Texas High Court Invokes the Discovery Rule

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The Texas Supreme Court has held that the discovery rule delayed the running of the statute of limitations on behalf of the holder of a recorded right of first refusal to purchase mineral interests, reports the Energy & the Law blog of Gray Reed & McGraw.

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What Colorado’s and Washington’s Pro-Energy Votes Could Mean for the Rest of the Industry

What Colorado’s and Washington’s Pro-Energy Votes Could Mean for the Rest of the Industry

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Just because voters in two states rejected measures that energy companies opposed, but that doesn’t mean the fight is over for oil and gas companies, warns Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in a website post.

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Federal Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in Major Blow to Trump Administration

Federal Judge Blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in Major Blow to Trump Administration

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The Washington Post characterized the order as a  major defeat for President Trump, who attacked the Obama administration for stopping the project in the face of protests and an environmental impact study.

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A Legal Guide to Power Generation Mergers and Acquisitions

A Legal Guide to Power Generation Mergers and Acquisitions

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POWER magazine has posted the first of a two-part series examining what dealmakers need to know before making any power industry mergers and acquisitions.

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Understanding Similarities and Differences in Four Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Acts

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Indemnity provisions in the energy industry are a staple in Master Service Agreements and can be unilateral or mutual, explains a post on the website of Kean Miller LLP.

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Class Action Royalty Litigation in the Shale Plays

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A Haynes and Boone post analyzes nationwide trends in the filing and certification of royalty class action cases, which result in much greater exposure to producers than individual royalty owner cases.

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What Will the 2018 Elections in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Alaska Mean for the Energy Industry?

What Will the 2018 Elections in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Alaska Mean for the Energy Industry?

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Holland & Hart will host a complimentary Energy and Resource lunch and seminar, discussing how governors’ races, along with potential shifts in the make-up of state legislatures, might affect energy policy and future development in several states.

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Minimum Volume Commitments in the Midstream Industry

Minimum Volume Commitments in the Midstream Industry

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In the midstream industry, these contracts are typically utilized to enable the operator to recoup the costs of constructing infrastructure, such as a processing plant or pipeline lateral, for the benefit of the counterparty, according to Opportune.

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Five Legal Issues to Consider When Contracting for Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Five Legal Issues to Consider When Contracting for Utility-Scale Energy Storage

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Utility-scale battery energy storage system transactions present unique legal issues and require special analysis of traditional contract provisions, according to Solar Industry.

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EPA Proposes Affordable Clean Energy Rule to Replace Clean Power Plan

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The current Administration does not believe it has authority under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act to require regulated entities to take actions “outside the fenceline,” according to Beveridge & Diamond.

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Webinar Looks at Research on Landowner Coalitions in Shale Gas Development

Webinar. Thursday, August 23, 1 p.m. EDT
Marcellus Shale landowner coalitions – their form, function and impact – will be the topic of a one-hour, web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018.

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Department of Energy Streamlines Small-Scale LNG Export Authorizations

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The Department of Energy has announced a final rule that will expedite the approval process for small-scale exports of natural gas, reports Cadwalader.

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Hall Estill Represents OIEC in Historic Rate Reduction for OG&E Customers

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Hall Estill represented Oklahoma Industrial Energy Consumers, an association of large power users in Oklahoma, as an intervenor in Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s application for Corporation Commission approval of a rate hike.

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