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Pipeline Crossings of Underground Obstructions [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 74]

More than 2.5 million miles of pipeline move American oil and gas production to refineries and consumers.  The U.S. Energy Information Administration is tracking an additional $100 billion of new natural gas projects, which would add more than 10,000 miles... Continue Reading →

Career Advice for Young Energy Lawyers [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 73]

Lawyers in the energy industry bear a particularly steep learning curve. It is not enough to just be an expert in legal disciplines such as transactions or litigation. Industry expertise is required, as well. Energy law is a many-layered cake... Continue Reading →

How to Get A’s in Law School [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 72]

I'm looking forward to teaching the Energy Law Seminar again this Fall at The University of Chicago.  As a professor there, I am often approached by prospective law students seeking advice about law school and legal careers.  My guidance always... Continue Reading →

Should the Energy Industry Care About Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 71]

The energy industry has increasingly found itself in the crossfires of American politics—with Democrats rallying around renewables and Republicans generally supporting fossil fuels.  The 2016 Democratic Party Platform even proposes ending consumption of fossil fuels entirely by 2050: This polarization... Continue Reading →

The Secret to Judge Posner’s Amazing Productivity [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 70]

Last September, 78-year-old Richard A. Posner retired from the United States Court of Appeals to focus on writing.  Even while serving as a full-time judge on the Seventh Circuit and part-time law professor at The University of Chicago, there is... Continue Reading →

Offshore Pipelines: Visiting the Allseas Solitaire [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 69]

I recently had the opportunity to tour the Allseas Solitaire pipe layer as it was constructing a natural gas pipeline between the United States and Mexico.  The Allseas Solitaire is 1,302 feet long, longer than a Nimitz class aircraft carrier.... Continue Reading →

A New Frontier: Energy and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

This is a guest blog authored by William Brumfield, an Associate at GAILLE PLLC. Will was a Cafaro Scholar at The University of Chicago Law School, where he earned his Doctor of Law Degree.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree... Continue Reading →

Time & Patience: Napoleon’s (Hard) Lesson for Negotiators [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 67]

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” – Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace Even if both parties must conclude a deal, we must consider the question of Time—by when does each need to reach agreement.... Continue Reading →

LNG vs. Pipeline Economics [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 66]

This is a guest blog authored by Ankur Shah, one of my students at Rice University's Graduate School of Business.   Royal Dutch Shell says the world could be grappling with a shortage of liquefied natural gas within a decade... Continue Reading →

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