Saul Ewing Attorneys Contribute to Leading Oil and Gas Law Treatise

Saul Ewing Attorneys Contribute to Leading Oil and Gas Law Treatise

(Harrisburg, Pa. - 2016-10-24)

Saul Ewing LLP, a full service law firm with more than 270 lawyers in 11 East Coast offices, today announced that The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania, Second Edition, edited by partner Joel R. Burcat and Stephen W. Saunders of Saunders Law LLC, is now available for download and purchase.

Published by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute Press, this meticulously researched and written reference is the definitive guide to oil and gas law in the Commonwealth. The treatise thoroughly explores the rich history of oil and gas legal concepts and the technical, environmental, and regulatory issues unique to exploration for and production of oil and gas in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania's law of oil and gas will continue evolving as courts grapple with the application of new technologies and concepts that collide with a body of case law developed in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Law of Oil and Gas in Pennsylvania will enable industry, the courts, interested citizens, and practitioners to work through complicated legal problems in the rapidly evolving area of the law.

At Saul Ewing, Mr. Burcat, who leads the Firm’s Energy Extraction Practice, practices in the areas of environmental law, oil and gas law, natural resources law and environmental litigation. His clients include companies with DEP and EPA permitting and enforcement issues, oil and gas operators, large and small industrial operations, owners of natural resources, pipeline companies, owners and operators of petroleum facilities, municipal authorities and trade associations.

In addition to serving as co-editor, Mr. Burcat wrote the chapter titled, “Overview of Pennsylvania Regulatory Issues.”  Other Saul Ewing Partners, Elizabeth U. Witmer and John P. Englert, authored the chapters “Natural Gas Pipeline Regulation in Pennsylvania” and “Regulation of Technically Enhanced Natural Radioactivity in Pennsylvania,” respectively.

For more information or to purchase the book, visit the PBI website.