Having spent decades practicing law in Houston, the hub of national and international corporate energy activity, the lawyers of Copeland & Rice are fluent in the intricacies of energy industry litigation.  We have represented companies involved in disputes arising all along the vertical chain of energy industry enterprise, from the initial search, discovery, and extraction of hydrocarbons (upstream) through processing and re-injection for storage or enhanced recovery (midstream), all the way to retail delivery of oil, gas, and other petrochemical products to end-users (downstream).  Similarly, Copeland & Rice attorneys are familiar with the breadth of controversies that can arise from circumstances occurring along this chain, including drilling failure, pipeline rupture, chemical release, surface trespass, contract interpretation and breach, and cost-accounting method disputes.