2015 Archive - Energy News Alerts

December 2015 
  • WOGCC Adopts New Bonding Requirements - view

  • Regulatory Onslaught Continues as BLM Considers Canceling Existing Oil and Gas Leases - view

  • Seller Beware - view

November 2015 
  • BLM Releases Proposed Onshore Oil and Gas Order Number 5 - view

  • Key Issues Confronting Industry in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting – A Series (Topic 6: Leases Extended by Diligent Drilling) - view

  • Royalty Litigation Update: Colorado Court Of Appeals Addressed Jury Verdict In Class Action Lawsuit - view

  • COGCC Update: Governor’s Task Force Rulemaking Underway - view

October 2015 
  • An Update on the Oil and Gas Task Force - view

  • WOGCC Rulemaking – Bonding & APDs - view

  • Unclaimed Revenue Held in Suspense Accounts - view

September 2015 
  • Court Holds Migratory Bird Treaty Act Does Not Apply to Incidental Takes in Energy Setting - view

  • Traversing Is Not Necessarily Trespassing - view

August 2015 
  • BLM Proposes Revisions to Onshore Order No 3 - view

  • Leasing Vested Remainder Interests and Contingent Future Interests - view

  • Victory for Operators - view

July 2015 
  • COGCC Update - Commission Revokes a Private Party’s Ability to Prosecute Alleged Violations - view

  • Utah Federal Court Dismisses Environmental Groups’ Lawsuit Challenging EIS-Level Oil and Gas Development Project in the Uinta Basin - view

  • Key Issues Confronting Industry in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting – A Series

    Topic 5 - Leases in Extended Term With and Without a Well Capable of Production - view

June 2015 
  • Implementation of BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Delayed by Wyoming Federal District Court - view

  • Laramie County Commissioners Deny Cheyenne Landowners’ Petition for Local Regulation - view

  • Key Issues Confronting Industry in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting – A Series

    Topic 4: Suspension of Operations and/or Production - view

May 2015 
  • BLM Considers Changes to Royalty and Rental Rates, Minimum Accepted Bids, Bonds, and Civil Penalties - view

  • Governor Hickenlooper Signs Executive Order to Further Protect Greater Sage-Grouseview

April 2015 
  • COGCC Update: Director Announces Plans for Rulemaking Concerning Third Party Prosecution of Alleged Violations - view

  • States Quickly Take a Stand Against BLM Fracking Regulationsview

  • WOGCC Adopts New Setback and Notice Requirements - view

  • Jelaca v. Oasis Ranch - view

March 2015 
  • As I Do and Not As I Say - Avoiding An Inadvertent Joint Venture or Partnership - view

  • Key Issues Confronting Industry in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting. A Series - Topic 3: Modifying Lease Terms and Cancelling Existing Leases - view

  • What Diligence is Due? - view

February 2015 
  • Recent Administration Overreach Under the Endangered Species Act Creates Harmful Precedent that Erodes and Threatens Valid Existing Lease Rights - view

  • State of Wyoming, Environmental Groups Agree to OGCC Trade Secret Guidelines - view

  • Federal Court Rebuffs Local Attempt to Ban Oil and Gas Development - view

January 2015 
  • Obama Administration Lays the Groundwork for Regulatory Onslaught in 2015 - view

  • COGCC Update: Final Penalty & Enforcement Rulemaking - view

  • Key Issues Confronting Industry in Federal Oil and Gas Leasing and Permitting. A Series-Topic 2: Navigating Lease Protests and Oppositions to Leasing Decisions- view

  • Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force to Hold Critical Meeting February 2-3 - view