Oil And Gas

Royalty Claims / Disputes Texas Oil and gas royalties and lease agreements are often the source of a variety of legal disputes between oil companies and landowners. The Callahan Law Firm based in Houston, Texas represents landowners and leaseholders in all aspects of lease and royalty litigation issues including: claims…

A new report by environmental watchdog group, Earthworks, highlights the public health risks of fracking in Eagle Ford Shale, dangerous risks overshadowed by the lucrative oil and gas drilling. The startling report, Reckless Endangerment While Fracking the Eagle Ford, also exposes a “toxic mix of irresponsible industry operators and negligent…

Three contract workers were injured in an East Texas oilfield explosion Saturday, August 10, 2013. The blast, occurring at an oilfield site in Gregg County, Texas is believed to have been caused by welding on a pipe thought to be clear of hydrocarbons. The injured workers, contracted by Exxon-Mobil, included…

Five workers were injured in an oil rig accident near Alexander, North Dakota on July 16, 2013. According to news reports, investigators believe the oil rig accident occurred when employees removed a cover from an oil fuel tank and an electric drill ignited the fumes, causing an explosion. One worker,…

Following high-profile oil pipeline accidents in the U.S., Democratic Senators Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Jay Rockefeller IV of West Virginia proposed legislation to improve the safety of the pipeline network that crosses the nation. Despite strong bipartisan and industry support, however, the bill has sat in the Senate…

“Pipeline operators and their trade organizations shaped, managed and provided sizable funding for numerous safety studies conducted by the federal agency that regulates the industry” according to a Hearst Newspaper investigation. The agency is the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration which is involved in the development of national…