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Andrews Kurth LLP
Oil and gas industry events during October served to underline the critical role that technology development will have in the future of the oil and gas industry.
Andrews Kurth LLP
Recent developments in the Norwegian oil and gas industry are likely to drive new technology development and push companies to explore opportunities in the Middle East.
Dentons (US)
In countries with energy only wholesale power markets, the rise of variable renewable energy production with zero margin costs is depressing wholesale market prices.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The House and Senate both took several votes and introduced numerous pieces of legislation on energy and environment related issues last week.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 10, 2014, FERC accepted the Southwest Power Pool, Inc.’s ("SPP") proposal to integrate the Western Area Power Administration – Upper Great Plains Region ("Western-UGP"), Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and Heartland Consumers Power District (collectively the "Joint Integrated System Parties") into SPP. FERC’s order significantly expands the SPP market, more than doubling its size.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Southern California Edison has entered into contracts for 2,221 MW of power to satisfy its customers’ demand, including contracts for 262 MW of long-term storage capacity.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 10, 2014, FERC approved a contested settlement between several California utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission against the California Department of Water Resources, State Water.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) 2014 Report on Enforcement (Report), issued on November 20, 2014, provides an overview of and statistics regarding FERC’s enforcement activities during the fiscal year 2014 within Enforcement’s four divisions ..
WilmerHale
Last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released its annual report on enforcement.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 7, 2014, the Commission denied Consumers Energy Company's ("Consumers") request for limited waiver of several MISO tariff provisions...
Reed Smith
A Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, judge recently authorized a natural gas public utility to use its eminent domain power in condemning easements for the construction and maintenance of a pipeline to supply gas to a private power plant.
BakerHostetler
Last week's Election Day in Ohio produced victories for fracing supporters and opponents alike. Proposed hydraulic fracturing bans were on the ballot in four different municipal contests.
BakerHostetler
For the better part of the last decade, oil and natural gas production from domestic wells has increased steadily.
McGuireWoods LLP
Greyrock Energy recently announced a final investment decision to deliver one of the world’s first small-scale Gas-to-Liquids facilities.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In its August 2014 order, the Commission found, among other things, that PJM’s filing raised, but did not resolve, issues concerning its proposed treatment of UTCs as virtual transactions and PJM’s corresponding application of the FTR forfeiture rule.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On November 3, 2014, FERC’s Office of Enforcement ("Enforcement") issued a Notice of Alleged Violations against Maxim Power Corporation ("Maxim"), suggesting that Maxim engaged in three schemes in ISO-New England ("ISO-NE") that violated section 222(a) of the Federal Power Act and FERC’s Anti-Manipulation Rule, 18 C.F.R. § 1c.2.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On November 17, 2014, Halliburton Company ("Halliburton") announced plans to acquire Baker Hughes, Inc. ("Baker Hughes") for $34.6 billion.
BakerHostetler
On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules for reporting greenhouse gas emissions that will apply to the oil and gas sector, part of EPA’s plan to institute a comprehensive strategy for dealing with methane in oil and gas production.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The energy storage agreements mark the first time SCE has contracted for energy storage projects through competitive bidding.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Since our last update regarding the D.C. Circuit’s vacatur of FERC Order No. 745, several developments have occurred in EPSA and related proceedings.
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The Senate Finance Committee passed the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act (EXPIRE Act) on April 3, 2014.
Dentons (US)
In countries with energy only wholesale power markets, the rise of variable renewable energy production with zero margin costs is depressing wholesale market prices.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Since our last update regarding the D.C. Circuit’s vacatur of FERC Order No. 745, several developments have occurred in EPSA and related proceedings.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
On 8 July 2014, the European Commission’s DG Energy published an updated draft of the implementing acts on data reporting under the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency ("REMIT").
Grant Thornton LLP
The Texas First Court of Appeals has ruled that the owner of natural gas stored in a Texas reservoir was properly assessed local property tax, regardless of whether the gas was sold in interstate commerce.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
On July 1, 2014, 2013 CALGreen, Part 11, Title 24, of the California Code of Regulations will go into effect. As
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 established a cash grant program for applicants with eligible energy properties.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
President Obama announced on Friday several executive actions to advance clean energy.
Jones Day
In conjunction with Opinion No. 531, FERC set for hearing a backlog of cases involving disputes over public utility rates.
BakerHostetler
A recent state-law challenge by environmental groups to an aspect of crude-by-rail transportation has teed up the question of federal supremacy over railroad regulation.
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