Texas Railroad Commission
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERD)
Specialized Research Databases
Energy law includes state, federal and international regulation of oil and gas, other energy forms, and environmental laws and regulations. Knowledge of the energy laws of a particular foreign country is also included.
Energy lawyers may focus on litigation or compliance. Litigation of oil and gas disputesmost often involves the meaning of a contract or conveyance. See David E. Pierce, 1 Tex. J. Oil Gas & Energy L. 1 2006.
It is worth noting that jobs in the energy sector in Texas are plentiful. The question for new law school graduates is whether this translates into more opportunity in law related jobs.
Note: Environmental law is the subject of another pathfinder.
Oil Gas Leasing Quiz Texas A & M Real Estate Center
The Texas A & M Real Estate Center is an excellent resource for general news on oil and gas in Texas.
Paper and Other Electronic Resources in our Collection
The items below and to the box at right represent a small sample of our newer publications on energy law.. Search our Stella+ search engine or just the Stella catalog by keyword, title (if exact title is known, or subject. A Stella+ or Stella result can be narrowed with advanced searches.