Banks Group was founded in 1982 by JB Bleckley to serve the growing information needs of the oil and gas and environmental industries. Primarily focused on data gathering, data dissemination and regulatory due diligence, Banks provides services ranging from mapping and document research to regulatory consulting services. Clients include oil and gas operators, environmental consulting/engineering firms, real estate developers, law firms and industrial corporations. The company s team of research and consulting professionals offers a broad range of experience including expertise in geographic information systems, environmental planning, environmental resource management and regulatory analysis. For clients with more complex needs, Banks offers regulatory consulting services ranging from permit preparation and facilitation to government contract negotiations, litigation support and even expert testimony. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.