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      The Parish of Jefferson originally filed suit against nine oil and gas companies for alleged violations of the State     and     Local     Coastal     Resources Management Act of 1978, alleging damage to land and water bodies located in the Coastal Zone. In August, Judge Stephen Enright, Jr. rejected the suit as premature for failure…

My wife often chides me for thinking Midland, Texas is the epicenter of the universe. I imagine everyone feels that way about their hometown. Turns out, Midland, Texas really is the center of the (oil and gas) universe (in the continental United States), to the tune of an additional 20 Billion barrels of recoverable oil,…

New Shut-in Royalty Rule for State Trust Lands As a sweet Halloween treat for the beleaguered oil and gas industry, the State Land Office recently amended 19.2.100 of the New Mexico Administrative Code, Section 71, effective October 31, 2016, to allow operators to shut-in their oil and gas wells located on State Trust lands instead…