Houston Lawyer Guest Article: Bright Lights, Big Oil

12/12/2014

The lights from oil and gas operations in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas shine brightly into space. This article provides a birds-eye view of the oil and gas boom that is transforming the nation’s energy landscape, highlights common litigation issues that are arising in proportion to skyrocketing oil and gas activity, examines emerging legal issues on the oil and gas legal frontier, and, finally, offers perspective on some tangential legal issues surrounding the energy boom.

I. Industry boom from horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing 

Advancements in “new” technologies like horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing have triggered an energy boom that was unimaginable decades ago, bringing with it the potential for price stability, energy independence and even a profitable export market. 

Excerpted from the Houston Lawyer, December 12, 2014. To view full article, click here.

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