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The Iraq War Was Not About Oil

Why did the U.S.-led coalition attack Iraq in 2003? Sixteen years after George W. Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” speech, the answer seems obvious to some: oil

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How To Be a Good Landman

Almost all landmen share the same story: they stumbled upon the land business, or at best, they have some friend or family member that is

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ExxonMobil Discovers That Amended Tax Returns Are Dangerous

In Exxon Mobil Corp. v. United States of America, from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, ExxonMobil learned the hard way that filing amended tax returns can be very costly. Some of the reasons why an amended return is dangerous are below, but first to the case: ExxonMobil was involved in oil and gas ventures in

Climate Change for Energy Professionals – Part 1

By Charles Sartain on February 16, 2021 Gray Reed’s in-house Cassandra, energy partner Paul Yale, has set out to educate energy industry professionals, and anyone else willing to learn, on the latest developments in the climate change debate. Here is Part One, in which Paul reviews three books with differing points of view:  The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, by David Wallace-Wells; Apocolypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts