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Sean W. Moran, co-chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Energy Section, was mentioned in a recent Mergermarket article, “Commodity Prices to Drive M&A as Natural Gas Flags and Crude Stays King.” Because of low prices for natural gas and high prices for crude oil, the article explained that the energy industry will likely have much merger and acquisition activity in 2012.

Moran explained that there could be deal activity in 2012 for onshore shales because of companies looking for liquidity, such as joint ventures or sales, for the highest quality acreage that has already been acquired.