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Obama Administration Steps In to Halt Pipeline Construction
  • Baker Botts LLP
  • USA
  • September 26 2016

On September 9, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (“Army Corps”) issued


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 30 August 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed suit in federal district court against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM


Discovery Rule Does Not Postpone Accrual of CEQA Cause of Action; Events Specified In CEQA Statute of Limitations Provide Constructive Notice of Project Approval or Commencement
  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

In a short but significant published opinion filed July 19, 2016, the First District Court of Appeal affirmed the San Francisco County Superior


A New (and Better) Way to Read the Tea Leaves on Future Oil Prices
  • FTI Consulting Inc
  • USA
  • July 13 2016

Ever since the price of oil tumbled off a cliff in June 2014, bottoming out at $27 a barrel by the beginning of 2016, and bouncing between $45 and


Frack 2.0: refracing could enable a second wave of production growth in the Bakken and Eagle Ford
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2015

Operators will likely refrac more oil and gas wells this year and further accelerate such activity in 2016. The reason is simple: substantial bang


Crude-by-rail still outcompetes pipelines in the Bakken
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

With low oil prices and producers slashing the rig count in the Bakken shale, it is fair to ask whether crude-by-rail will be able to compete with


When oil prices head south, so do the Bakken oil trains
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • February 11 2015

Bakken crude oil increasingly heads south as low oil prices erode its competitive advantage in the U.S. East Coast market. The price of WTI crude


Sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - February 9, 2015
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2015

Drilling companies in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale formation are responding to the drop in oil prices by cutting worker hours and reducing the overall


Crude-by-rail update: municipalities in the Bakken push back against increasing train traffic
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2015

Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, towns in the western United States grew and thrived around the railroad. In fact, the railroad tracks


DOT denies request to prohibit shipment of Bakken crude oil on older tank cars; environmental groups push battle to courtroom
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

On December 2, 2014 following the Department of Transportation's ("DOT") November 7, 2014 denial of their request for an immediate ban on use of