Safety Alerts and Other Recommendations in the Wake of Rail Accidents Involving Bakken Formation Crude Oil

By | North America Shale Blog | March 4, 2014

Recent accidents involving rail cars transporting crude oil from the Bakken shale region have resulted in the heightened interest of rail industry regulators and other federal agencies, including the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). 

Home Rule On Display in Los Angeles: First Oil-Producing City in California to Enact a Moratorium On Hydraulic Fracturing

It was only a matter of time before a city banned hydraulic fracturing in California – a “home rule” state, where cities and localities are permitted by constitutional amendment to enact and enforce their own zoning laws as they see fit, so long as those laws stay within the bounds of state and federal constitutions.

Mexico Energy Reforms

By | Drill Deeper | March 3, 2014
Mexico Energy Reforms

Mexico is not on the radar of most small and mid-sized E&P companies.  However, recent reforms could create significant opportunities in the Mexican exploration and production market for small and mid-sized E&P companies.