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Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation

USA - April 24 2017 In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic…

Ruling on Pipeline Agreements in Sabine Chapter 11 Case Indicates Battles That Lie Ahead in Energy Company Bankruptcy Cases

USA - March 14 2016 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley Chapman ruled last week in the chapter 11 case of Sabine Oil & Gas that Sabine could utilize the U.S. Bankruptcy Code…

Benjamin D. Feder.

Update: Texas RRC agrees earthquakes not caused by EnerVest, XTO injection wells

USA - November 16 2015 In a November 3 decision, the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) agreed with an administrative law judge (ALJ) that two wastewater injection wells, one…

Second Railroad Commission decision agrees injection well not likely contributor to earthquakes

USA - September 16 2015 Texas Railroad Commission examiners have determined that a well operated by EnerVest Operating LLC likely did not contribute to a series of…

Railroad Commission Examiners find injection well not likely contributor to earthquakes

USA - September 8 2015 The controversy around whether wastewater injection wells cause earthquakes was finally put to legal scrutiny in a recent proceeding before…