Welcome to The Pipeline

The Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute of South Texas College of Law Houston welcomes you to the “The Pipeline,” the oil and gas law blog that we teachers and students associated with the Institute hope will provide an outlet for dispatches on topics of oil and gas law and economics. 

Our hope is that this format will allow us to more quickly discuss “hot” subjects that more formal outlets such as reviews, journals, and even newsletters might not have the agility to properly cover. In addition, The Pipeline will deliver lengthier pieces on more abstract questions that come up in oil and gas law. While we will initially focus on upstream matters, we want to eventually spread to mid- and downstream topics. Associated with the blog, a Twitter account will be set up to announce new posts. 

Harry L. Reed Oil & Gas Law Institute Faculty
South Texas College of Law Houston 

Broadway Broadly Messes with Texas Land Titles

In today’s installment, Professor Owen Anderson (UT Law) discusses the case of Broadway Nat’l Bank v. Yates Energy Corp. and its effect on the status of Texas land titles. Click here to read the full article.

Potential and Pitfalls of Carbon Capture

In this article, Ben Semmes works to simplify and explain some of the latest technologies and their potential (or lack thereof) to truly revolutionize how we produce and consume energy. Ben Semmes has spent nearly a decade in finance, strategy and business development. He worked for 7 years for Houston-based Cheniere Energy, which in 2016 … Continue reading

The Death of Oil & Gas Law

David E. PierceNorman R. Pozez Chair in Business and Transactional Law, EmeritusWashburn University School of Law I.         Introduction In his celebrated lectures, collected in “The Death of Contract,” Professor Grant Gilmore laments the passing of contract law with the rise of promissory estoppel theory to enforce otherwise unenforceable promises. Grant Gilmore, The Death of Contract 98-99 (1995) (“By … Continue reading