James D. Elliott

James D. Elliott

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Regulations and More Regulations: Pa. Proposes Methane Reductions

On January 19, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a framework for reducing methane emissions from the oil and gas sector in the state. The Governor touted that as the second-largest producer of natural gas in the...more

2/15/2016 - Climate Change Department of Environmental Protection EPA General Permit Governor Wolf Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methane Oil & Gas

The Shale Play Today: First Quarter 2016

The Best Protection - Safeguards in Purchasing Distressed Oil and Gas Assets - In the current environment of depressed prices for oil, natural gas and related liquids, oil and gas wells, leases and properties are coming...more

2/11/2016 - Climate Change Commercial Bankruptcy Due Diligence Gas Royalties Greenhouse Gas Emissions Leases Methane Oil & Gas Representations and Warranties Statutory Liens

Administration’s Climate Action Plan Breathes New Life Into Oil and Natural Gas Air Regulations

On March 28, 2014, the White House released its Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions. The oil and natural gas sectors are clearly in the cross-hairs for reductions. The report indicates the oil and natural...more

5/1/2014 - Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan EPA Methane Natural Gas Obama Administration Oil & Gas Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)

The Shale Play Today - May 2014

In This Issue: - Climate Action Plan Breathes New Life into Oil & Gas Air Regulations - Major Natural Gas Power Plant Announcement Indicates Different Uses for Marcellus & Utica Shale Gas - Natural Gas Expanding...more

4/30/2014 - Air Pollution Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan Climate Change Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Fracking Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Oil & Gas Shale Gas Utica Shale

EQB Proposes Substantial Increases in Permit Fees for Unconventional Wells

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (“EQB”) published its proposal to substantially increase the permit fees for “unconventional wells” in the PA Bulletin on September 14, 2013. The current average permit fee for...more

10/4/2013 - Fees Oil & Gas Permits

The Shale Play Today - September 2013

In This Issue: - Deeper Resources: Rotruck Joins Spilman - EQB Proposes Substantial Increases in Permit Fees for Unconventional Wells - Oil & Gas Lessees Retain Important Rights in W.Va. - Pa. Shale Industry...more

9/30/2013 - Endangered Species Energy Exploration Fees Fracking Oil & Gas Permits Shale Gas

The Shale Play Today - February 2013

In This Issue: - Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company Goes on the Offensive - West Virginia Legislature Focuses on Energy Bills - New Rules Proposed for Drilling Wastes in Ohio - Pa. Shale Gas Production Doubled Between...more

3/1/2013 - Drilling Waste Disposal Energy Policy FERC Infrastructure Natural Gas NEPA Oil & Gas Pipelines Shale Gas

Independent Natural Gas Producers Challenge EPA Air Rules

On October 15, 2012, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC filed suit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”) and six other state-level oil and gas associations (PA,...more

12/5/2012 - Administrative Procedure Act EPA Fracking Oil & Gas

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