Texas is home to one of the biggest portions of the oil industry in the United States. For example, the East Texas Oil Field stretches to the eastern border of the state and takes up more than 140,000 acres, or over 200 square miles – larger than some countries in the world. Top oil and gas companies are continually searching to expand into urban environments, and recent inquiries by gas giant Trinity East have led to general conflict in the Fort Worth/Dallas metro area.
WFFA reported public parks and parts of the Trinity River in Dallas are being leased to the corporation for urban drilling. The company recently published a map so that residents could learn exactly where these actions are going to take place. The Dallas Gas Drilling Task Force and other legal professionals are meeting soon to discuss the potential ramifications and benefits of such an expenditure.
“Fort Worth law firms continue to benefit from a boom in urban gas drilling,” said Kinney recruiter Chris Miller. “Despite the continued collapse in natural gas prices, firms in Fort Worth have kept busy with a wide variety of transactional work related to the structuring of partnerships, the acquisition of land and mineral assets and the operation of wells and downstream pipelines. Many groups are well-positioned to benefit from the expansion of the nation’s natural gas infrastructure, gearing up to make natural gas the future fuel of choice for America.”
Both Trinity East and the municipal authorities of Dallas are going to need lawyers and legal staff to help negotiate the leasing and construction process, so contact the attorney headhunters at Kinney Recruiting for help with legal recruitment. They can give you access to job postings at Dallas and Fort Worth law firms that may be in need of oil and gas legal professionals.
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