Energy partner Robert A. James and Environmental counsel Stella Pulman co-authored this article, in which they describe the key commercial aspects of the U.S. oil sector; national energy policies; major laws concerning production activities, reservoir ownership and mineral rights; environmental, health and safety regulations; and other issues affecting the oil industry.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. Getting the Deal Through: Oil Regulation 2017 (published in June 2017; contributing editor: Bob Palmer, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP).

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