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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 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
The European Commission has recently modified its proposed roll-out of a cap-and-trade scheme affecting international aviation.
On 16 October 2013, the European Commission introduced a proposal for a Directive amending...more
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) emerged on 4 October 2013 from its much-anticipated 38th General Assembly meetings in Montreal with what looks like a consensus on the use of market based mechanisms (MBM)...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
As a first step towards reducing the marine transport industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, on 28 June 2013 the European Commission (the “Commission”) tabled a draft Regulation to introduce a system of monitoring and...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
In This Issue:
Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more
General Legislative - Tomorrow, April 9, the House will meet at 2:00 pm for legislative business. Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules will include: (1) H.R. 254 – Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower...more
“Application of the [EU] emissions trading scheme to aviation infringes neither the principles of customary international law at issue nor the Open Skies Agreement”.
This was the judgment of the European Court of...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
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Trade Commission; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...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
On November 27, President Obama signed S.1956, the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme Prohibition Act of 2011, into law. The law allows the Department of Transportation to exempt U.S. airlines from the carbon tax...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 the last few weeks, the United States has significantly ratcheted-up sanctions against Iran with a new presidential Executive Order and new legislation. Together, these new sanctions substantially restrict the types of...more
The growth in extraction and production has been matched by significant investment opportunities in upgrading facilities and transportation infra-structure.
Over 80 percent of bitumen produced in...more
On March 9, 2012, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a Law Decree (the “Decree”) that changes Italy’s “Golden Share” powers in certain strategic sectors and repeals Article 2 of Legislative Decree No. 332 dated May 31,...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
With new techniques to access shale gas in the United States resulting in dramatic increases in supply and as a consequence, lower prices for consumers, terminals originally constructed to import LNG are now attempting to...more
The Court of Justice for the European Union has ruled that airlines operating in and out of EU countries must comply with the union’s rules for greenhouse gas emissions starting January 1, 2012. In a decision that was...more
On 1 December 2011, the Council of the European Union (EU) considerably expanded its existing regime for economic sanctions against Syria when it adopted Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP which introduces or...more
In This Issue:
1 - President proposes new hardrock mining fees in economic growth plan
3 - European Union enforces carbon emissions cap-and-trade on U.S. airlines
3 - McAfee & Taft attends 2011 International...more
The European Union has on 26 July 2010 imposed tough new economic sanctions against Iran, going beyond the fourth round of sanctions approved by the UN Security Council last month. The move echoes the US' tightening of its...more