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A proposal to grant the European Commission a role in vetting gas supply contracts across the EU has been met with fierce resistance from the member states.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The announcement was coupled with pledges from several private sector partners to cut their own GHG output.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On March 26, 2015, the Department of the Interior formally published a comprehensive set of new rules regarding Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as "fracking."
California has become ground zero for legal opposition to crude-by-rail projects. Opponents decry derailments, toxic vapors, and other ills.
After a regulatory review process lasting more than three years, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued today a final rule purporting to govern hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.
Troutman Sanders LLP
FERC explains that the proposed rule represents FERC's continued efforts to eliminate excessive paperwork through the substitution of electronic means of communication and information storage.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 19, 2015, FERC issued Order No. 807, which eliminated Open Access Transmission Tariff ("OATT") requirements, Open Access Same-Time Information System requirements, and the Standards of Conduct requirements, under certain conditions, for the ownership, operation, and control of an Interconnection Customer’s Interconnection Facilities ("ICIF").
Foley & Lardner
FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines to interconnect their projects to the grid.
Fox Rothschild LLP
As we and others have noted, watching oil and gas prices has become an industry hobby. So too has the effort to immediately link cause and effect.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Several of my friends who are not affiliated with the oil and gas industry have asked me lately what the U.S. rig count is and why it has been featured in so many news articles in recent months.
Klein Moynihan Turco LLP
The FTC has filed a complaint against DIRECTV accusing the company of deceptively advertising a year-long programming package.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
On February 4, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board ("State Water Board") issued an order seeking information to substantiate water rights claimed by certain riparian and pre-1914 appropriative water rights holders.
Fox Rothschild LLP
A headline in today's Financial Times reads "Profitability becomes king for US shale industry." Needless to say this caught my eye.
McDermott Will & Emery
Karol Lyn Newman and Jessica Bayles represented the lessor, Underground Services Markham, LLC, in the proceeding before the Commission.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 5, 2015, Puget Sound Energy announced that it will be participating in the Energy Imbalance Market operated by the California Independent System as of Oct. 1, 2016.
Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
As widely anticipated, on March 17, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board approved a resolution to impose state-wide mandatory water conservation measures...
Reed Smith
In a time of increasing compliance requirements and enhanced regulatory scrutiny of power trading activities, a recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order brought some compliance relief to power traders and marketers.
On Tuesday, March 11, 2015, the Texas Legislature's 84th Session gained another bill directed at combating future local and municipal fracking bans.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 9, 2015, FERC rejected the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s waiver from PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.’s capacity rules for the 2018/2019 delivery year.
Troutman Sanders LLP
TIPA extended the deadline from January 1, 2014, to January 1, 2015. Industry participants have been anxiously awaiting the IRS guidance since TIPA became law in late 2014.
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Overriding royalty interests, com¬monly referred to as ORRIs, have been used for decades by oil and gas exploration and production compa¬nies as mechanisms for obtaining funding, particularly in situations where more traditional methods, such as bank loans, are not available on attractive terms.
Once again, shale oil and gas production dominated energy headlines in 2014, with a number of key economic, political, and legal developments making news across the country.
Jones Day
With crude oil prices tumbling nearly 60 percent since June 2014 to near six-year lows, the decline in energy company stocks alone has erased more than $263 billion in market value.
McGuireWoods LLP
Clean water agencies seek more sustainable energy management and options for management of residuals produced in the process of cleaning dirty water.
Whatever challenges U.S. unconventional producers face in the current environment, aspiring shale developers in other locations face much larger challenges.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On March 3, 2015, FERC approved Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC's ("Algonquin") request to construct and operate its Algonquin Incremental Market Project ("AIM") in New England.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Quicksilver Resources Inc. announced that it would not to make an interest payment of approximately $13.6 million, which was due February 17, 2015, on certain notes that will be due in 2019.
McGuireWoods LLP
There are a handful of legal and regulatory issues on the horizon in 2015 that are worth watching.
McGuireWoods LLP
A recent European Commission (EC) fining decision against UK-based broker ICAP confirms that companies which merely facilitate a cartel will be tarred with the same brush as those which actually engage in the cartel.
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