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Mexico Projects Part III: Round Zero

As a follow-on to our client alerts “México Projects: Get Ready, Get Set . . .” and “México Projects Part II: Off to the Races!,” this alert summarizes one of the next steps of the Constitutional reforms opening both the oil...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - March 2014

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Miscellaneous Items - Gas Item - Hydro Item - Certificate Items - Excerpt from Electric Items: E-1: California Independent System Operator...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2014

In This Issue: - REGULATORY: Oil & Gas Regulatory, Government Relations: Congress Probes Crude Rail Safety Developments; Voluntary Industry-Regulator Agreement Addresses Safety Concerns - Environmental: A "Diesel...more

Crude Allegations: Corruption in the Energy Trading Sector

The world-wide energy trading sector, where traders match physical supply and demand of energy by purchasing, reselling, and moving commodities (crude oil and refined products, natural gas, coal, and even electricity) across...more

Mexico Opens Up Its Energy Industry: The Liberalization of Mexico’s Energy Sector May Lead to New Opportunities for Investors

Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto, introduced a reform in August 2013, according to which the Mexican state will give up absolute control over the supply of oil, gas and electricity. The relevant bill changing the...more

Revisiting the Mexican Energy Reform Part 1 of 3

I made an early review of the Mexican Energy Reform. Now it is time to revisit in full. This is part 1 of 3 for a series of posts trying to construe the recently approved Mexican Energy Reform. Despite the political opinions,...more

Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill

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

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - November 2013

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Gas Item - Hydro Item - Certificate Items - Excerpt from Certificate Items: C-1: Revisions to Auxiliary Installations, Replacement...more

UK's Labour party proposes regulatory reform to secure gas and electricity price freezes

In the UK, political campaigns for the next general election in May 2015 are gaining momentum. At a recent Labour party annual conference, Labour's leader, Ed Miliband pledged that gas and electricity bills would be frozen...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - September 2013

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Gas Items - Hydro Items - Certificate Items - Excerpt from Administrative Items: Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the...more

Gas Generating Plant Certificate Of Necessity Sought

On July 12 Consumers Energy filed testimony with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to support its application for approval of a Certificate of Necessity for 700 MW of generation at the Thetford Generating Station...more

FERC Lays Groundwork for Open Communication Between Natural Gas and Electric Industries

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued on July 18, 2013, is proposing to facilitate increased coordination between electric transmission operators and natural gas pipelines....more

PG&E Files Rate Application to Allocate a Requested $5.3 Billion in Increased Revenues - Application Protests Due by May 17

Last week, the Pacific Gas & Electric Company filed its General Rate Case Phase 2 Application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The application requests that the CPUC approve new electric rates for...more

PIOGA Launches Gas/Electric Coordination Effort With PJM

In Harrisburg on April 2, 2013, the PIOGA End Use Subcommittee convened its inaugural Gas/Electric Coordination Task Force meeting. Attendees included PIOGA-member representatives of Local Distribution Companies, Exploration...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - February 2013

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s February 21, 2013 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on February 14, 2013. Agenda items E-5, E-7 and C-8 have not been...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Regulatory

Communications Law: The Relentless Pursuit of Broadband Competition - As the Obama administration enters its second term, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) is one of many federal agencies likely...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - December 2012

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s December 20, 2012 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on December 13, 2012. Agenda items E-6, E-10, E-18, E-19, E-20, E-21 and...more

MSHA/OSHA Report - August 2012

In This Issue: Safety and Health Enforcement Developments: - MSHA Update - OSHA Update ..OSHA's Oil & Gas Flame Resistant Clothing Memo Held to Be Improper Rulemaking ..Final Electric Power Transmission and...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Derivative Plays

Given the magnitude of projected economic activity, oil sands producers will not be the only beneficiaries of the unprecedented development now underway. Aside from the necessary infrastructure developments, a plethora of...more

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