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United States Geological Survey

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

(USGS)

The civilian agency responsible for mapping the United States and for monitoring natural resources. It gathers and analyses data and supplies scientific information and...

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The energy factor in the Arctic dispute: a pathway to conflict or cooperation?

Nong Hong.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 5321 words.

The Arctic has recently witnessed a manifold growth in its geostrategic importance due to the emergence of huge deposits of oil and natural gas, and the potential contribution of northern...

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Horizontal-well production allocation in the international context: a reasonable formula for allocation derived from Texas law

David Vandenberg.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 6175 words.

Texas law has only recently codified in precedential decisions a reasonable formula for production allocations for horizontal, including fracked, wells. The ancient regime of the Rule of...

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Offshore oil and gas projects amid maritime border disputes: applicable law

Paul Michael Blyschak.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

September 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 12867 words.

Offshore oil and gas projects face numerous technical and legal risks not typically encountered in onshore exploration and production activities. Among these risks is the possibility that...

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Prospects for shale development outside the USA: evaluating nations’ regulatory and fiscal regimes for unconventional hydrocarbons

Grant Mark Nülle.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 14400 words.

Pursuant to a generous Association of International Petroleum Negotiator (AIPN) 2014 Summer Research Award, this article identifies, evaluates and compares the legal and fiscal rules,...

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Development and deployment challenges for low emissions coal technology: the IGCC with CCS case

Julie-Anne Tarr.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

December 2011; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 6384 words.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is a critical part of the global effort to address climate change as CCS has the potential to achieve deep cuts in CO2 emissions to atmosphere from the use...

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Unlocking Mexico’s shale gas reserves: folly or fortune?

Michael S. Ventocilla.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 4375 words.

This article examines the potential for shale gas production in Mexico following the recent constitutional reforms. Since the secondary legislation to the Mexican Energy Reform Law was...

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We shale overcome? A US court issues an unsettling decision on Marcellus property rights

Alisa Newman Hood.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 1666 words.

Shale gas is transforming the natural gas market in the United States. It has driven down the price and, much to the delight of politicians, begun to reduce US dependence on ‘foreign’...

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On structuring offshore hydrocarbon production sharing contracts: Lebanon’s case

Ali Yassine, Bacel Maddah and Najat Younes.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 8108 words.

Interest in the Lebanese offshore hydrocarbon potentials has recently increased, especially after the discoveries in neighbouring countries that share the same geological offshore basin...

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Perspectives on the valuation of upstream oil and gas interests: An overview

C.R.K. Moore.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2009; p ublished online March 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 8975 words.

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National energy governance in the United States

Benjamin K. Sovacool.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

June 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 10505 words.

This article explores the institutional architecture in place to govern energy in the US and its underlying principles. More specifically, it identifies the key institutions involved with...

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Twenty five years of coal bed methane development in China

Tony Regan and Zhu Chao.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 9429 words.

China has huge unconventional gas resources and the largest is coal bed methane (CBM). Initial appraisal of CBM resources commenced in the 1990s, the first production sharing contract was...

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Escaping the valley of death? Comparing shale gas technology policy prospects to nuclear and solar in Europe

Michael LaBelle and Andreas Goldthau.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

April 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 9468 words.

Shale gas developments in the USA have led to a hype about the energy security prospects for other world regions, eager to replicate the American success story. In Europe, shale gas...

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National oil companies and international oil companies in the Middle East: Under the shadow of government and the resource nationalism cycle

Paul Stevens.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

May 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 13498 words.

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Offshore natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean in relation to the European Union: a legal perspective through the lenses of MedReg

Paolo Davide Farah and Riccardo Tremolada.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 13008 words.

The Leviathan natural gas field has become a significant energy source for surrounding states in the eastern Mediterranean such as Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, Israel, Jordan and Turkey....

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Across the universe of shale resources—a comparative assessment of the emerging legal foundations for unconventional energy

Peter Cameron, Juan Felipe Neira Castro, Tomás Lanardonne and Geoffrey Wood.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

August 2018; p ublished online August 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 23520 words.

ABSTRACT

Outside the US, the commercial development of shale gas and oil will need to overcome significant legal and regulatory challenges if it is ever to...

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Geothermal energy capacity and legislation in Turkey

Osman Devrim Elvan and Y. Ozhan Turker.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

December 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 6213 words.

The global energy requirement for sustaining economic activities, meeting social needs and social development is increasing daily. Environmentally friendly,1 renewable energy resources are...

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Global petroleum industry model contracts revisited: Higher, faster, stronger

A. Timothy Martin and J. Jay Park.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 14788 words.

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Mexican energy law: industry renaissance or chronicle of a death foretold

Eduardo Gonzalez-Canales.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

March 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 10951 words.

The energy industry has been Mexico's main economic engine since the early 20th century. Booming oilfields across the Gulf of Mexico have financed government expenditures, social programmes...

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Sovereignty over Natural Resources Investment Law and Expropriation: The case of Bolivia and Brazil

Marilda Rosado de Sá Ribeiro.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

July 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 11034 words.

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Investments to promote electricity supply in India: Regulatory and governance challenges and options

Subhes C. Bhattacharyya.

in The Journal of World Energy Law & Business

November 2008; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environment and Energy Law. 9872 words.

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