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Alberta’s Power Reform: Implications for Electricity Providers and Consumers

A fundamental shift in the structure of Alberta’s electricity market is underway. The provincial government has promised to phase out the current energy-only market (EOM) and replace it with a capacity market system (CMS), to...more

Mexico Energy Regulatory Commission Issues Provisions for Distributed Generation

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Under Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013, the private sector may participate and invest in a number of energy-related activities. One of the most attractive activities is power generation, especially considering that distributed...more

Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission Clarifies 10 Scenarios on Trading for Oil Products

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013 opened oil and gas sectors to private direct investment and operation. Under that reform, trading of hydrocarbons, oil and petrochemicals (oil products) opened in all value chains, even though...more

Mexico's Ministry of Energy Issues Interconnection Manual for Small Capacity Plants

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Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013 opened activities of the country's power market to private investors. Before the reform, large-scale power generation was reserved to the state-run Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), or to...more

Transformation des secteurs pétrolier et gazier au Sénégal

Alors que les groupes pétroliers et gaziers s’intéressent au Sénégal depuis plus de soixante ans, ce n’est que depuis trois ans que le pays s’est révélé constituer un bassin d’hydrocarbures de classe mondiale. En 2014, Cairn...more

Transformation in Senegal's Oil and Gas Sector

Senegal has interested oil and gas companies for over 60 years, but it is only in the last three years that the country has come to the fore as a potential world-class hydrocarbon basin. In 2014, Cairn Energy plc and its...more

Mexico Ministry of Energy Revises Dates for CENACE's Operation of Wholesale Power Market

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The main objective of Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013 was to open activities of the Power Market to private investors. Mexico's Ministry of Energy, or Secretaría de Energía (SENER), is in charge of reorganizing the Federal...more

CNH Awards Public Bids for Deep-Water Hydrocarbon Production

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The Hydrocarbon National Commission, or Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (CNH), published on Dec. 17, 2015, the call for the fourth international public bid for Round One, as part of the implementation of Mexico's energy...more

Trump Administration Expected to Change Emphasis on Energy Sources and Seek to Reverse or Limit Many Environmental and Climate...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Presidential elections matter. President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government’s role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change. Reducing regulation...more

Trade & Manufacturing - October 2016

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What the Next President Should Do About U.S. Manufacturing - Top industry executives, political leaders, small business and trade union leaders, researchers and policymakers are offering a blueprint for maintaining the...more

Energy Bill Goes to Conference

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On September 8, House and Senate conferees met for the first time to consider the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, the comprehensive energy reform bill that has slowly been making its way through...more

ManattJones Global Strategies - September 2016

CEO’s Executive Summary: We have an unusually long update this month, given many developments in August and this morning’s cabinet reshuffle announced by the President. On September 7 President Peña Nieto reshuffled the...more

Trion Farmout

by White & Case LLP on

On July 28, 2016, the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission ("CNH") published a call for tenders and the corresponding bid guidelines (the "Bid Guidelines") for the International Public Tender CNH-A1-Trion/2016 process, to...more

EDGE Advisory - Distributed Energy Finance Report

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Welcome to the EDGE Advisory: Distributed Energy Finance Report for May 2016. Technology, financing and market innovations are disrupting the energy markets and creating massive opportunities for deployment of distributed...more

President’s FY 2017 Budget Aims to Seal the Deal on Fiscal Legacy

by K&L Gates LLP on

On February 9, President Obama released the last budget request of his Administration. The FY 2017 budget incorporates many proposals from past years but also looks to cement the president’s legacy with a number of new fiscal...more

Energy Bulletin (US)

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This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. President Obama reveals Clean Power Plan. Calling it the "single most...more

Mexico’s Energy Reform Provides Significant Opportunities In Oil And Gas Exploration And Production

Mexico’s new energy legislation, which went into effect on August 12, 2014, will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity. This legislation opens up oil and gas...more

México Projects Part VI: Package of Laws and Regulations in Respect of the Mexican Energy Reform Secondary Laws Published

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This client alert is a follow-on to our client alerts on the Mexican Energy Reform relating to the publication of the laws relating to the Mexican Energy Reform, and the rules and regulations under the secondary legislation...more

Energy Reform Legislation in Mexico Gives the Private Sector Unprecedented Opportunities in the Mexican Electrical Power Industry

Mexico’s President recently signed into law a historic package of legislation to restructure the nation’s electrical power sector. This article discusses the legislation, which will create a more open and competitive power...more

Electricity Reform in Mexico: New Opportunities and Roles

by King & Spalding on

Although much of the buzz around Mexico's energy reform focused on the oil & gas sector, the Mexican power sector also underwent a fundamental change. Together with eight new and twelve amended federal laws, Mexico's...more

Energy Newsletter - October 2014

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In This Issue: - Mexico's New E&P Contracts - Electricity Reform in Mexico: New Opportunities and Roles - New Licence Terms Promoting Unconventional Exploration and Production are Introduced for the UK's 14th...more

Mexico’s Energy Reform Provides Significant Opportunities in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Mexico’s new energy legislation, which went into effect on August 12, 2014, will completely restructure the Mexican energy sector, including both hydrocarbons and electricity. This legislation opens up oil and gas exploration...more

Mexican President Signs Historic Energy Reform into Law

by Bracewell LLP on

On Monday, August 11, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a package of energy secondary laws passed by the Mexican Congress (the “Legislation”) that will overhaul the Mexican oil and natural gas, petrochemical,...more

Energy Reform With Respect to Hydrocarbons

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This Client Alert has the purpose of briefly analyzing the key provisions of the Hydrocarbons Act (the “Act” or the “HA”) and the Hydrocarbon Revenues Act (the “HRA” or, together with the HA, the “Hydrocarbon...more

Energy Reform With Regards to Electricity

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On August 11 2014, a package of reforms to Mexico’s secondary energy laws (the “Energy Reform”) was published. This Energy Reform is based on the amendment of Articles 25, 27, and 28 of the Constitution and the corresponding...more

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