Energy Newsletter - January 2013


In This Issue:

- TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London; Maritime - Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves and the effect on the oil and gas industry

- Transactions: Preserving the Economic Stability of an Energy Project

- DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Business Litigation - Important Texas Water Rights Case Could Affect Oil & Gas Activities as Well

- Oil & Gas Litigation: Seven States Threaten to Sue to Force EPA to Address Methane Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations

- REGULATORY: International Trade - LNG Export Requests Pose Challenge for U.S. Trade Policy

- EU Competition Law: Twenty Million Euro: The Price for Merging Without European Commission Approval

- Government Relations: Alternative Energy Initiatives Continue at Department of Defense

- International Trade: Energy Discrimination And International Rules: In Hard Times: What’s New This Time Around, And What Can Be Done

- EU Competition Law: European Commission opens two abuse of dominance inquiries against Bulgarian and Romanian Energy Companies

- International Trade: U.S. Continues to Expand Sanctions Against Iran

- In The News:

- FERC Issues Report Discussing Office of Enforcement Audit of Rockies Express Pipeline LLC

- Time to Reset US Trade Policy for the 21st Century

- Appellate Lawyer ofthe Week: Jeffrey Bucholtz

- King & Spalding Among Best Firms in France In International Arbitration and Environmental Law

- Former U.S. Congressman Michael Andrews Joins King & Spalding

- Project Finance Partner Kelly Malone Joins King & Spalding in Singapore

- Cynthia Stroman is Contributing Author of Book on Environmental Issues

- Jeffrey Telep Reappointed to Court of International Trade’s Rule Advisory Committee

- Excerpt from LNG Export Requests Pose Challenge for U.S. Trade Policy:

The boom in U.S. natural gas production from shale deposits has important implications for U.S. trade policy. The rapidly increasing supply of natural gas as fracking techniques continue to improve is resulting in lower prices for consumers and increasing the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing. At the same time, however, lower prices in the United States are causing producers to seek business in export markets.

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