5297 Shale Gas & LNG - SAKMAR- 22655

This course will meet on the following Fridays & Saturdays:

Friday January 23, 2015 - 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday January 24, 2015 - 10:00 to 1:00
Friday February 27, 2015 - 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday February 28, 2015 - 10:00 to 1:00
Friday March 6, 2015 – 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday March 7, 2015 - 10:00 to 1:00
Friday April 24, 2015 – 1:30 to 4:30
Saturday April 25, 2015 - 10:00 to 1:00

Location:

209  BLB

 

Course Outline: This course explores the myriad of legal, policy and environmental issues pertaining to global natural gas markets with a particular focus on global shale gas development and the development of LNG import and export projects around the world, including recent developments in US LNG export projects.

The first half of the semester will explore the growing role that natural gas will play around the world in the context of global shale gas development. By most accounts, shale gas development in the United States has been a “game changer” that could be replicated around the world so long as the right regulatory and environmental frameworks are put in place. This course will explore the existing regulatory and environmental frameworks for shale gas, especially those in the United States, as well as frameworks being developed around the world with the objective of exploring the substantive law of shale gas development as well as developing the analytical and practical skills necessary to the practice of law.

The second half of the semester will explore the growing role that LNG is expected to play as the “glue” linking global gas markets. The course will explore the opportunities and challenges for various LNG import and export projects around the world in the current contextual reality wherein energy law and policy are increasingly intersecting with environmental law and geopolitics.

 

Book Requirements: Susan L. Sakmar, Energy for the 21st Century: Opportunities and Challenges for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) (2013). Information about purchasing a discounted copy of the book will be provided. The book is available for direct purchase at www.amazon.com or the publisher www.e-elgar.com. The book is also available as a Google eBook, which is the least expensive option ($32).

 

Syllabus

 

READING LIST

 

First Day Assignment

 

Read 3 -

 

Read 8 - EIA World Shale Oil and Gas Resources (Overview)

 

Read 9 - Litigation 

 

Assignment 2 - Disclosure HF Fluids & EPA Study - Part 1 of 2 due Feb. 27/28

 

Assignment 2 - State Regulations - Part 2 of 2 due Feb. 27/28

 

Paper Guidelines Spring 2015

 

Social License Operate Shale Gas Abstract Sample

 

4th Research Assignment