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Rundown Of Recent Developments In Covenant Running With The Land Tension
The seminal decisions in Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. v. Nordheim Eagle Ford Gathering, LLC" provided guidance on whether midstream and transportation providers can rely on the ...
United States
6 Nov 2019
Recent ECT Claims - Impact For Energy Investors And Governments
The last few weeks have seen a raft of new investor-state arbitrations under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), including the first known investor-state claim against the European Union (EU) itself.
30 Oct 2019
As Bankruptcy Bells Ring In The Outer Continental Shelf, BSEE May Toll For You
In 2014, we wrote about efforts by the U.S. Department of Interior's Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to require less traditional parties ...
United States
10 Oct 2019
Insights From Gastech 2019
Last month over 35,000 participants attended the Gastech 2019 Conference, the world's largest gas and LNG conference, in Houston, Texas.
United States
9 Oct 2019
Divided FERC Proposes Major Overhaul Of PURPA Regulations
On September 19, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") proposed to "modernize" its regulations under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act ...
United States
9 Oct 2019
2019 Negative List - Update
The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce jointly released the new Special Administrative Measures for the Access of Foreign Investment in China on 30 June 2019.
United States
29 Jul 2019
EPA To States: Don't Rock The Boat With Water Quality Certification Review
On June 7, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued updated guidance to "clarify and provide recommendations concerning the implementation
United States
3 Jul 2019
A New Tenant On Federal Lands: Court Orders BLM To Consider Climate Impacts In Approving Energy Leases
In a victory for environmental groups, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling this week with far-reaching consequences for energy projects on federal lands and...
United States
4 Apr 2019
OFAC Sanctions Venezuelan State-Owned Energy Company PdVSA, Releases New General Licenses And FAQs For Venezuela Sanctions Regime
On January 28, 2019, OFAC added the Venezuelan state-owned oil and natural gas company PdVSA to its SDN List.
United States
12 Feb 2019
D.C. Circuit Sides With FERC; Prevents Full Abandonment
In 2005, Congress sought to encourage investment in the nation's power grid by requiring the Federal Energy Recovery Commission (FERC) to establish "incentive-based" ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
FERC Assesses Significant Civil Penalty Against Natural Gas Pipeline for Allegedly Violating Certificate
On January 7, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") issued an Order approving a settlement between its Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) and Algonquin Gas Transmission.
United States
16 Jan 2019
Mexican Energy At A Crossroads
AMLO rose to prominence in Mexican politics over the past 20 years by espousing socialistic and nationalist policies. His focus on the needs of the general population and how globalisation
10 Jan 2019
FERC Rejects Electric Generators' Request To Adopt Centralized Capacity Market In California
In June 2018, CXA La Paloma, LLC ("La Paloma") filed a complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") seeking to require the California Independent System Operator
United States
17 Dec 2018
New CFIUS Law: Key Issues Affecting The Energy Sector
FIRRMA broadens the scope of a CFIUS review beyond transactions that could result in a foreign person gaining the ability to control a U.S. business.
United States
2 Oct 2018
EPA Proposes Rollback To 2016 Methane Rule
On September 11, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to amend various provisions of a key Obama-era regulation that sought to reduce methane emissions...
United States
14 Sep 2018
Generators Urge FERC To Adopt Centralized Capacity Market In California
A coalition of electric generators in California has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "the Commission") to require the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to implement a centralized capacity market to procure the electric generation capacity needed to reliably operate California's electric grid.
United States
11 Sep 2018
US EPA And DOT Proposal To Freeze Fuel Economy Standards For 2021-2026
On Thursday, August 2, 2018, the NHTSA and the EPA jointly proposed a rule to freeze the fuel efficiency standards for vehicles established in 2012.
United States
13 Aug 2018
Revisiting LNG Resale Restrictions – Implications Of Recent EU Decisions
In our July 2017 update in AG Speaking Energy, we highlighted that the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC)
United States
8 Aug 2018
European Commission Takes Aim At Qatar's LNG Contracts
The European Commission's (EC) current investigation into Qatar Petroleum is likely to have a major impact on Qatar Petroleum's LNG supply agreements with EEA importers.
10 Jul 2018
Mexico's Energy Industry: Round 3.1: Mexico Adds Another Success In Latest Shallow Water Tender
On March 27, 2018, the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos ("CNH") completed the Presentation and Opening of Bid Proposals for the First Tender of Round Three ("Round 3.1"), which was first announced on September 29, 2017.
United States
3 Apr 2018
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