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OFAC Designates PDVSA To Initiate End Game In Venezuela
UPDATE: Sanctions prohibitions regarding PDVSA are in flux. After designating the entity and issuing related general licenses on January 28, 2019 ...
United States
7 Feb 2019
Structured Thoughts: News For The Financial Services Community - Volume 9, Issue 6
In September 2018, the SEC fined a New York-based broker-dealer in connection with unsuitable sales of leveraged ETNs linked to the price of crude oil.
United States
17 Sep 2018
Snapback Begins: Re-Imposition Of Iran Sanctions
On August 6, 2018, President Trump signed an executive order ("New Iran E.O.") directing the Secretaries of State and the Treasury to re-impose sweeping sanctions on Iran, effecting the policy
United States
30 Aug 2018
DOE Grid Report Pins Coal Decline Primarily On Economics Of Natural Gas
On August 23, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) publicly released a long‑anticipated study of the U.S. electrical grid titled "Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability.
United States
5 Sep 2017
Repeal Of Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule
On February 14, 2017, President Trump approved Congress' joint resolution to repeal the SEC's resource extraction disclosure rule.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Disclosure Of Payments By Resource Extraction Issuers
Likely, this is only the beginning. Senator Inhofe and Representative Huizenga filed Congressional Review Act Resolution relating to the Securities and Exchange Commission's final rule...
United States
9 Feb 2017
Golden State Forges Ahead With Sweeping Climate Change Regulatory Regime
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently released a far-reaching new plan to reduce the state's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
United States
9 Feb 2017
PHMSA Sets Standards to Enhance Safety of Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities
On December 14, 2016, the PHMSA, a division of the Department of Transportation), issued an Interim Final Rule to implement safety standards for the design and operation of underground storage facilities...
United States
3 Jan 2017
Trump Administration Expected To Change Emphasis On Energy Sources And Seek To Reverse Or Limit Many Environmental And Climate Change Regulations And Policies
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government's role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change.
United States
30 Nov 2016
Pipeline Safety: PHMSA Releases New Rule On Emergency Authority
On October 3, 2016, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released an interim final rule establishing procedures to implement new imminent hazard authority created by the PIPES Act of 2016,
United States
17 Oct 2016
SBM Offshore N.V. Signs Five Party $340M Leniency Agreement To Resolve Petrobras Bribery Allegations In Brazil
SBM Offshore N.V. has reached a $340M settlement with both criminal and administrative prosecutors in Brazil to resolve allegations of bribery relating to the Petrobras scandal...
United States
1 Aug 2016
SEC Re-Proposes Rules For Resource Extraction Issuers Under Dodd-Frank Act
On December 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed rules required under Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
5 Jan 2016
FERC Substantially Modifies Filing Requirements For Market-Based Rate Sellers And Clarifies Rules On Priority Rights Granted To Owners Of Certain Interconnection Facilities
On October 16, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued Order No. 816 that revises filing requirements for market-based rate (MBR) sellers of electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services.
United States
2 Nov 2015
FERC Seeks To Expand Electricity Market Surveillance With New Data Reporting Requirements
On September 17, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to expand the obligations of Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators to report information to the Commission regarding the organized electric markets that RTO/ISOs administer.
United States
5 Oct 2015
Canada's New Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act And Its Implications For Companies Subject To The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
On June 1, 2015, Canada's Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act ("ESTMA" or "the Act") came into force.
19 Jun 2015
Mexico's National Center For Energy Control Publishes Rules For Establishing The Infrastructure Requirements For The Interconnection Of Power Plants And Connection Of Charging Stations
On June 2, 2015, CENACE published in the Federal Gazette of the Federation the Rules for Establishing the Infrastructure Requirements for the Interconnection of Power Plants and Connection of Charging Stations.
18 Jun 2015
ONEOK, Inc. V. Learjet, Inc.: The Supreme Court Holds That Natural Gas Jurisdictional Sellers Are Subject To State Antitrust Claims
On April 21, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated decision in ONEOK Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. addressing the extent to which the Natural Gas Act preempts state antitrust claims brought against jurisdictional sellers.
United States
29 Apr 2015
FERC Adopts New Regulations And Policies On Open Access And Priority Rights On Interconnection Customer Interconnection Facilities
On March 19, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission") issued Order No. 807.
United States
7 Apr 2015
Laying The Groundwork For Natural Gas Vehicles
America’s shale gas revolution is making waves in transportation technology.
United States
23 May 2014
PUE, CUE And DCeP. Can Metrics Rescue Green IT?
Businesses’ technology estates consume ever-greater amounts of energy and, at the same time, the cost of that energy continues to escalate.
United States
25 Apr 2014
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