Blog – Energy Law Today

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Powered by the attorneys in the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources group, Fox’s Energy Law Today blog covers the legal developments in energy and natural resources that will impact parties operating in these sectors.

Recent Blog Posts

  • The Cowboy State – A Force for Change in the Energy Industry Many of you may not be aware of the happenings in the Cowboy State concerning the future of the energy industry. Wyoming is not just sitting back and allowing market forces to have huge impacts on the state, it is taking steps to be on the forefront instead.  Here are a couple of big things going on in Wyoming. Carbon Emissions – ITC A new Wyoming research center is the driving force for change. The Wyoming Integrated Test Center (“ITC”) was dedicated... More
  • Here’s to Finishing the Week Strong It is finally Friday. Many of us have had a long week and we are finishing the week strong. We are looking forward to a glass of champagne in our pjs since it is finally the weekend and we made it through the week. Ok, maybe that is just *some* of us. Back to business before bubbly… We are not the only thing that is finishing the week strong – oil is up. Oil reportedly closed at a three-year high today – check... More
  • Light, Sweet Crude Oil and Prices Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued its Today in Energy entitled U.S. Crude Oil Production Growth Projected to be Led by Light, Sweet Crude Oil. We all know that I have a sweet tooth, but we aren’t talking those kinds of sweets today – we are talking light, sweet crude. It is no secret that light, sweet crude oil accounted for the growth in domestic production in recent years – but just how much growth is attributable to lighter... More
  • Oil & Gas Update: What is New in the Cowboy State? Flying into the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming, last week gave me a much-needed dose of the Cowboy State. Cody, a quiet and welcoming cowboy town named after Colonel “Buffalo Bill” Cody, is an amazing gem of the West. I had a little free time so I stopped into the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for the first time and toured the Whitney Western Art Museum, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum and the Draper Natural History... More
  • Real Life Update: Thriving in Chaos Behind the Energy Law Today blog is usually one face – me, Melissa J. Lyon. Sometimes we feature guest authors, but most of the time it is just me and I bring you along on this energy and natural resources law journey with me. Thinking back, I realized I have been writing this blog since 2014 and some of my most-read articles are ones like this one, where I provide you with a real life update of what I have been up to… I... More
  • Bringing “Good” to the Forefront: COGA’s Community Impact Report “Do good things.” I could not tell you how many times my father has told me this – I would conservatively guess he has told me those words about 2 million times in my life. I have mentioned this for quite some time now – that we need to focus on the good works and how much companies in the energy sector give back to their communities. From fundraisers to urgently responding to incidents of neighboring operators to lend a helping... More
  • Key Energy Bills Before the Wyoming Legislature The 2018 Wyoming Budget Session of the 64th Legislature began today and there are several key bills relating to energy issues that are up before the Cowboy State’s legislature. I will highlight a few here and track them through the session to see how they end up – stay tuned! All of the Bills before the Wyoming Legislature, and their statuses as the session progresses, can be found here at the House Bills Index/Senate Files Index. A Few Key Energy Bills Before... More
  • January is Good to Us…Once in a Blue Moon For many, this month has been very good to us. January is traditionally a month of hope and resolutions that many feel will set the tone for the upcoming year.  Based on this month, we are looking forward to a great 2018! Crude oil is in a similar position – January has been very good for it. According to the Bloomberg article entitled, Dollar Helps Propel Oil to Three-Year High as Supplies Tighten, “[o]il just got an extra tailwind from a weakening... More
  • Denver’s Office Market Benefits from Uptick in Energy Sector You may remember a prior blog post I wrote back in May of 2016 about Denver’s office real estate market feeling the pinch of the downturn in the oil and gas industry – Denver Feeling the Pinch: Denver Office Market Finally Feeling the Effects of Downturn in Energy Industry. A few months later in September of 2016, I wrote a follow up piece discussing this further in the blog entitled, Denver Office Market Still Feeling the Impacts of the Downturn... More
  • Resilience is Key: Gingerbread and Oil Prices For the first time during my holiday baking, I added gingerbread men to the baking list. I can’t emphasize how nervous I was to add gingerbread to my already long list of holiday baking items. We have all bitten in to a rock hard gingerbread cookie and been amazingly disappointed. It is a lot of pressure to bake the perfect cookie from a new recipe you have never tried before. Gingerbread can be especially difficult to perfect – like oil... More