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The United States Prohibits Most Transactions With Venezuela's PDVSA
On Monday January 28, following statements made by Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin regarding the United States' effort to "[hold] accountable those responsible for Venezuela's rapid decline,"
United States
6 Feb 2019
Electric Industry Should Focus Efforts In 2019 To Meet Additional Cybersecurity And Supply Chain Requirements
In late 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published a final rule updating and adding to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards,
United States
5 Feb 2019
Illinois Appellate Court Reverses Tax Tribunal Regarding Taxation Of Compressed Natural Gas
The Department denied Waste Management's refund claims, and the matter was appealed to the Tribunal.
United States
11 Jan 2018
California Approves New Regulation to Reduce Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Facilities
The California Air Resources Board has approved a new stringent regulation to curb methane emissions from oil and gas operations in California.
United States
30 Mar 2017
Midstream at Issue in Bankruptcy: Sabine is Upheld in the District Court
The Southern District of New York upheld a very closely watched decision of recent years affecting bankruptcies in the oil and gas industry.
United States
20 Mar 2017
NFA Update For Commodity Pool Operators And Commodity Trading Advisors
On January 11, 2017, the National Futures Association issued a notice to its members regarding commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors claiming an exemption or exclusion from registration pursuant to certain CFTC regulations.
United States
27 Feb 2017
Eighth Circuit Pollution-Exclusion Opinion A Cautionary Tale For Natural Gas Industry
The interpretation and application of a pollution exclusion in a commercial general liability ("CGL") policy is often a fact-specific and jurisdiction-specific exercise.
United States
27 Feb 2017
The Ohio Dormant Mineral Act Before the Supreme Court of the United States
In the first significant challenge to the Ohio Supreme Court's ruling in Corban v. Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C., the Supreme Court of the United States has denied a petition for certiorari in a related case, Walker v. Shondrick-Nau, No. 16-766 (U.S. 2017).
United States
21 Jan 2017
Albany County Supreme Court Vacates New York PSC Reset Order Related To Retail Electric Supply Companies
A New York Supreme Court recently vacated the New York Public Service Commission's order that would have significantly altered the structure of the New York retail electric market.
United States
5 Aug 2016
FERC Civil Penalties May Be Subject To Full Judicial Review
A Federal District Court recently held that a proposed civil penalty assessed by FERC was subject to a full trial de novo where the respondent elects to forego a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge.
United States
1 Aug 2016
Court Rules BLM Had No Authority To Regulate Fracking On Federal And Native American Lands
In March 2015, the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") issued regulations applying to hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian lands.
United States
5 Jul 2016
Alberta Wildfires – Insurance For Financial And Other Losses Of Affected Companies
Many businesses undoubtedly will be affected by the raging wildfires in Canada's oil-rich Alberta province.
United States
13 May 2016
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds Estoppel By Deed Applies To Oil And Gas Leases
In the Court's first decision on oil and gas issues since three new justices were elected, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that the doctrine of estoppel by deed applies to oil and gas leases.
United States
10 Apr 2016
Decisions In Sabine Oil & Gas And Quicksilver Resources Inc. Bankruptcy Cases Will Have Broad Impact On Midstream And Exploration & Production Companies In The Oil & Gas Industry
New York bankruptcy judge allows Sabine Oil & Gas to reject gathering agreements over the objections of midstream companies, finding that the covenants do not run with the land.
United States
10 Mar 2016
PA Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force Releases Final Report
On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Pipeline Infrastructure Task Force (PITF) released its final report of recommendations on Pennsylvania's future regulation of the pipeline industry.
United States
25 Feb 2016
New Pennsylvania Methane Rules May Be More Stringent Than Federal Standards
Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced the creation of a multi-pronged plan to target and reduce methane emissions from unconventional natural gas wells, pipelines, and other sources in the Pennsylvania oil and gas sector.
United States
25 Jan 2016
Third Circuit Holds That Courts – Not Arbitrators – Must Determine Whether Arbitration Clauses Permit Class Action Arbitration
The court first looked to the plain language of the Leases, and noted that the Leases are silent as to the availability of class arbitration, and silent as to whether the question should be submitted to an arbitrator.
United States
14 Jan 2016
UPDATE: Pa. Commonwealth Court Affirms Trial Court Decision Permitting Use Of Eminent Domain By Pa. Gas Utility To Supply Private Power Plant
A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court, in a pair of memorandum opinions, recently affirmed a trial court decision authorizing a natural gas public utility to use its eminent domain power...
United States
12 Jan 2016
U.S. Government Repeals Crude Oil Export Ban
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed legislation into law that repeals the 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports.
United States
22 Dec 2015
Pennsylvania State Trial Court Dismisses Appeal Challenging Constitutionality Of Local Ordinance Regulating Natural Gas Drilling
In Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al. v. Middlesex Township Zoning Hearing Board, Butler County Judge S. Michael Yeager upheld a gas drilling ordinance that was challenged by residents and environmental activists.
United States
2 Dec 2015
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