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The European Commission today opened a State aid investigation into the German Renewable Energy Source Act (the EEG), claiming that the EEG may have given unlawful advantages to energy-intensive companies in Germany. These...more
On November 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement with three subsidiaries of Swiss oil services company Weatherford International Ltd. to settle Foreign Corrupt...more
On December 10, the DOJ announced that a German engineering and services company agreed to resolve charges that it violated the FCPA by bribing government officials of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to obtain and retain...more
On December 12, 2013, Mexico’s lower chamber of Congress approved the country’s largest energy reform legislation in more than 75 years. The proposal ends Mexico’s state-owned monopoly of the oil and gas...more
As we previously reported, on August 12, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted a highly anticipated constitutional reform proposal to the Mexican Congress for purposes of restructuring the Mexican energy...more
The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with mining operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets through...more
A constitutional reform approved by Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives will transform the country's energy sector, pending expected approval by the majority of state congresses.
Mexican Senate presents comprehensive Energy Reform Bill to the House of Representatives with tremendous potential for domestic and foreign energy companies.
In an encouraging move toward energy reform, the Mexican...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in India?
India’s power generation sector has been dominated by conventional energy. As per data released by the Central Electricity Authority...more
The sun is shining, literally and figuratively, on the energy industry in Mexico as solar energy opportunities are on the rise. While Mexico is all set to allow oil extraction by foreign companies, it is also attracting...more
With recent developments in the region, the wind is certainly blowing in favour of wind power projects in Mexico. The country’s wind power market has seen remarkable growth; expanding from virtually nothing in 1994, Mexico is...more
The Mexican Senate has introduced a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would open the country’s oil market to foreign and private investors. Currently, oil production is controlled exclusively by the state-owned...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more
Yesterday, Mexican Senate approved the Energy Reform over oil and electricity. Originally, the Bill presented by President Peña Nieto provided for a conservative opening of the market, as he had not enough support to pass it....more
The Warsaw Climate Change Conference (COP 19) was labelled, from the outset, as an “implementation COP”. What that meant in practice was that no ground-breaking new deals were expected (nor did they...more
LNG projects are structured in a variety of ways. There is no standard structure; however, the tolling model has been used in several recent LNG export projects. In terms of the tolling model, considerations highlighted in...more
Brazil is currently maintaining one of the least carbon-intensive economies in the world supported by a range of climate change regulations. Yet, as this month’s International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook Report...more
Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more
When entering into long-term gas supply contracts, gas marketers, distributors, and utilities must account for the unpredictability of the market when agreeing on the correct price. This unpredictability has been accentuated...more
Construction of the 485-mile-long southern portion of the TransCanada Keystone Pipeline system (known as the Gulf Coast Project) is scheduled to be completed and operational by the end of 2013, but it leaves a legacy of...more
On November 15, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") issued an order (available here) authorizing Freeport LNG Expansion, LP; FLNG Liquefaction, LLC; FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC; and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC;...more
In This Issue:
- Energy Trading Disputes: Gas Price Reopeners
- Mongolian Mining Sector Update: Regulatory Uncertainty and Risk Mitigation Strategies
- An Introduction to Reserve Based Lending and the UK...more
After years of fitful progress and failure, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States) and Germany (collectively the “P5+1”)...more
Iran: Easing of sanctions by the United States (“US”) and European Union (“EU”) -
On 24 November 2013, a joint commission of the United Kingdom ("UK"), the United States, Germany, France, Russia and China (collectively...more
Recent Developments -
Over the weekend, Iran and the E3+3 countries (i.e., China, France, Germany, Russia, United Kingdom, United States) announced a provisional deal, the Joint Plan of Action ("JPA"), to address...more