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Since October 1, 2013, companies active in the transportation of goods or passengers, as well as moving companies, offering transportation services having either their origin or their destination in France are subject to an...more
On 19 November, the European Parliament (“EP”) voted to approve the Connecting Europe Facility (“CEF”) Regulation. The CEF Regulation is likely to become law early in 2014. The CEF Regulation is a funding...more
A recent High Court decision, Proton Energy Group SA v Orlen Lietuva  EWHC 2872, serves as a timely reminder of the care parties must take when negotiating new deals so as not to become bound when they do not yet wish...more
Development opportunities in Mexico are expected to abound in the coming years with the support and sponsorship of the Mexican government. By all accounts, it appears to be full steam ahead for Mexico in the infrastructure...more
Mining projects require rail and port access to get the resource from the mine to the export market. Owners and users alike are constantly looking for ways to improve the efficiency of the supply chain...more
In the latest decision in the ongoing saga between CSX and the Alabama Department of Revenue (“ADOR”), the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that Alabama’s imposition of sales tax on diesel fuel purchases by...more
Users of open access supply chains frequently seek to collectively negotiate various arrangements between themselves and with the supply chain operator. These negotiations and subsequent agreements often...more
President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more
On May 9, 2013, a tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, overturned and caught on fire on a ramp near Interstate 81 and route 322 in Harrisburg....more
The 2013 Alaska Legislature passed three significant pieces of legislation and appropriated hundreds of millions of dollars for projects that will support the energy industry before it adjourned in April, with a Republican...more
Lessors of tractors or trailers may be subject to California's regulations pertaining to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. California's regulations pertain to heavy-duty tractors and 53-foot or longer box-type...more
On 21 December 2012, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the EU-wide legislation clarifying important details of the expanded sanctions measures already agreed by the Council in broad terms on 15 October 2012.1...more
The use of port liability agreements to allocate ship-shore liability in a marine casualty event has been widely adopted by U.S. LNG import terminals. As many of these terminals transition to bi-directional operations, they...more
Gas prices are high everywhere, but California is suffering from the highest prices in the United States. When the cost of filling the gas tank forces more and more people to make basic economic choices between driving and...more
In El Paso Marketing, L.P. v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P., the Texas Supreme Court decided that the economic loss rule and a consequential damages clause eliminated a power plant owner’s claim against a pipeline company for...more
Failure to provide detailed cost data relating to the provision of oil transportation service causes FERC to deny a pipeline's request to charge market-based initial rates....more
A version of this article was published in the Oil & Gas Journal, Volume 110, Issue 2.
Already witness to a number of changes in recent years, the global LNG industry in 2012 is likely to see further changes as...more
For logistical and economic reasons, which are considered below, there is an increasing trend (especially in the oil trade) for blending, doping and dyeing cargoes on board vessels.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
1 Long-term reauthorization of CFATS remains uncertain
2 Potential impact on pesticide use in production agriculture
3 PHMSA publishes ANPRM: Safety of gas transmission pipelines NRC’s framework...more
In this case before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, I represented a start up taxicab company named Craig Taxi seeking a license to operate in Colorado. My client's application to operate a taxi as a start-up company...more
This alert details the plan set forth by CARB to significantly reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions in California by 2020. The affected sectors include: