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TMF Group
The three largest economies in Asia – China, Japan and India – also happen to be three of the biggest oil importers in the world, trailing only the US.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator (the "AER") announced the release of the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resource Activities (the "Joint Operating Procedures"), which contain new requirements for applications under the "specified enactments", defined in the Responsible Energy Development Act ("REDA") as the Mines and Minerals Act [Part 8], Public Lands Act, Water Act, and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act ("EPEA").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On February 25, 2015, the Québec Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change, Mr. David Heurtel, announced a significant reform in relation to the environmental authorization process set forth under the Québec Environment Quality Act ("EQA").
Stikeman Elliott LLP
On February 20, 2015, Parliament introduced Bill C-52, an Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
FracFocus is widely used by the oil and gas industry for chemical disclosures. Thus far, at least twenty states rely on the website to store its disclosures.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
The April 1, 2015 announced deadline for the federal government to implement the provisions of the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, which received royal assent on December 16, 2014, is just over a month away.
Dentons (United Kingdom)
On 28 January 2015, the German Federal Cabinet adopted an ordinance called "Ordinance for the Introduction of Requests for Proposals for Financial Support of Ground Mounted PV Power Plants and for the Amendment of other Ordinances for the Promotion of Renewable Energies".
Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership
The Amendment Law reclassifies the mine groups and removes Group VI that covers radioactive minerals. The Amendment Law also envisages that existing licenses for Group VI shall be licensed under Group IV.
Herguner Bilgen Ozeke Attorney Partnership
The New Regulation on the Procedures and Principles Regarding Execution of Water Utilization Right Agreements for Generation Activities in the Electricity Market
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Never a day seems to go by without there being some mention in the press of fracking (or otherwise known as hydraulic fracturing for shale gas).
BakerHostetler
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has proposed a new state severance tax on natural gas drilling.
Modrall Sperling
In a time of declining oil prices, the Department of the Interior (DOI) through the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) recently announced on January 6th a proposed rulemaking...
Fox Rothschild LLP
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BakerHostetler
Whatever challenges U.S. unconventional producers face in the current environment, aspiring shale developers in other locations face much larger challenges.
Troutman Sanders LLP
Earlier this month, the White House announced a Clean Energy Investment Initiative in an effort to spur $2 billion in private sector investments aimed at addressing climate change and reductions in carbon pollution.
McGuireWoods LLP
Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the primary term of an oil and gas lease would not be equitably tolled during the pendency of a landowner’s declaratory judgment action challenging the lease’s validity.
Reed Smith
The underlying case concerns an oil and gas lease signed by the plaintiffs and Cabot Oil & Gas in 2007.
Jones Day
Last week, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to review the appellate ruling in Kachina Pipeline Co. Inc. v. Lillis, No. 13-0596-CV (Tex. 2015).
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Congress returns from the Presidents’ Day recess, and energy and climate issues will heat up again this work period as Congress sends the Keystone XL pipeline legislation to President Obama...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On February 19, 2015, FERC directed the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. ("NYISO") to propose new tariff provisions and a pro forma agreement for its reliability-must-run ("RMR") service.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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Jones Day
Accordingly, L.B. 1161 remains intact and the former governor's approval of the permit stands.
Lawson Lundell LLP
On February 4, 2015, the Alberta Energy Regulator ("AER") and the Aboriginal Consultation Office ("ACO") released the Joint Operating Procedures for First Nations Consultation on Energy Resources Activities (the "Operating Procedures").
Davis LLP
The market for renewable power in Ontario will continue to be busy in 2015, in no small part because of the continuously evolving regulatory landscape.
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.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This is a summary of recently completed deals, market rumours, potential opportunities and relevant regulatory updates.
Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
On Dec. 19, 2014, the Ontario Power Authority announced the availability of new interim funding under the auspices of the Aboriginal Renewable Energy Fund.
Jones Day
The solar industry and the use of residential solar power have grown dramatically in recent years.
Aird & Berlis LLP
Ontario’s power sector was restructured around the year 2000, requiring, among other things, municipalities to "corporatize" their distribution assets.
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