From Fracked to Floated: The Next Chapter in the U.S. Natural Gas Story


If a revolution is defined as the overthrow of an old system in favor of a new, then the shale revolution warrants the term. We now ask: Are the first LNG cargoes from the United States just another chapter in the volatile shale revolution, or the first chapter on a new and sustaining U.S.-centered global LNG marketplace?
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Cheap Energy Threats and Opportunities


The United States, largely due to fracking, has become reliant on cheap energy. While this has brought many social and economic benefits, including a relatively easy recovery from the 2008 recession, is it really sustainable for the U.S. to maintain its position as one of the world’s largest oil & gas producers?
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New Laws, Technologies Lead to Continuing Increase in Oil and Gas Litigation


The past few years have seen a dramatic increase in the number of unconventional oil and gas-related lawsuits, with Texas seeing the most activity, followed by Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Louisiana. New trends and areas of litigation have also emerged over the past few years, and industry participants will continue to confront the challenge of adapting to emerging and often differing state laws, as well as a continually evolving legal landscape as landmark cases are decided by the courts.
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My Mom and Proof of Reasonable Risk Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing


Often faced with one of her children’s’ tortured explanations, my mother would quip, “well, anything is possible.” In the same breath, she would quickly add, “but is it likely?” With regard to hydraulic fracturing, and the recent, largely unsupported claims associated with seismicity, I would add, “even if it is possible, is the risk significant/”
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