"'I think the lessons learned from the past storms [are] that companies are tightening up the force majeure clauses and making sure there are outs,' said Leah Rudnicki of Oklahoma-based oil and gas litigation boutique Rudnicki & Roche PLLC, a former oil company executive. 'We will see that in the arguments and disputes to come. It’s going to be a question of whether these provisions are ambiguous, or what they are intending.'"
— Leah Rudnicki quoted by Law360
ENERGY INDUSTRY BRACES FOR LEGAL HEADACHES POST-HARVEY by Keith Goldberg
Law360, New York (August 28, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT) -- With Tropical Storm Harvey still drenching Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, energy companies are just starting to gauge the potential legal fallout from the storm’s direct hit on the hub of the North American oil and gas industry, but experts say environmental and contractual liability will likely be major flashpoints once the deluge ends.
Harvey has forced the shutdown of several refineries, petrochemical facilities and pipelines that call the Houston area home, as well as major ports and drilling operations in South Texas’ Eagle Ford.... (the full article can be found on the Law360 website at the link below).