On June 25, 2015, Norton Rose Fulbright released the second edition of the Shale Gas Handbook. Almost two years ago, Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers, realizing that the unconventional oil and gas phenomenon was having various results all around the world, came together to create the inaugural edition of the Shale Gas Handbook. The Shale Gas Handbook is a one of a kind, one-resource book that members of the oil and gas industry can turn to for questions about unconventional shale oil and gas drilling, production and hydraulic fracking. Since the launch of the first edition, there have been a number of exciting changes both in the United States and around the world.

Because the oil and gas industry has a considerable global presence, the Shale Gas Handbook covers global oil and gas issues. For example, the second edition of the Shale Gas Handbook encompasses changes in Chile and Colombia where governments have rolled out shale oil and gas plans and placed new blocks up for auction, in the United Kingdom where the government released legislation regarding permitting and new requirements in dealing with wastewater and injection wells related to fracking, and in the United States where there have been changes to the governing regulations and case law. Although Norton Rose Fulbright intends to continuously update the Shale Gas Handbook, the firm will also provide real-time updates on oil and gas issues through its hydraulic fracturing blog.

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