New Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations Present New Legal Challenges

Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations

​​The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has recently completed its decade-long rulemaking exercise that increases regulation of onshore natural gas pipelines. As a result, pipeline operators will now face new legal issues that could pose challenges to their businesses. PHMSA’s new Final Rule on Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards may also…

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Liability Exposure With Oil and Gas Flaring

Oil and Gas Flaring

​​In Texas, oil and gas is big business, with many companies working directly or indirectly in the energy industry. At its core, the oil and gas industry is all about one thing: extracting energy sources and converting them into marketable products. As these natural resources are being extracted, they generally travel through three stages: upstream,…

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