Regulatory Exclusives

A federal agency returns to federal court in an effort to regain control over the lesser prairie chicken’s listing and protections. The bird has a wide-ranging habitat that includes oil and gas producing assets in the Permian Basin.

Bakken, shale, oil, rigs, DUCs, NDIC, flare, gas capture, North Dakota, Occidental, Hess, SM, Newfield

Even with North Dakota easing regulations, Bakken operators are delaying well completions, projecting lower production and even exiting the Williston Basin due to poor commodity prices.

China, Tall City, Plymouth, Texas, Permian Basin, Yantai Xinchao, CFIUS

As recently as 2014, a variety of Chinese companies, including E&Ps, have been blocked from purchasing U.S. companies largely due to national security concerns.