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Treasury and IRS Release Final Regulations on Qualifying Income, but Halted by Trump Moratorium

by Bracewell LLP on

January 25, 2017 On January 19, 2017, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations (Final Regulations) regarding qualifying income under Internal Revenue Code (Code) section...more

SEC Rules for Resource Extraction Issuers Could Lead to Increased FCPA Scrutiny, Disclosures

by Holland & Knight LLP on

New rules issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that require resource extraction issuers to disclose payments made to U.S. and foreign governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas or...more

Pennsylvania Appeals Court Reverses Lower Court Decision and Allows a Natural Gas Well Project to Proceed in a Residential...

by BakerHostetler on

On September 9, 2015, Judge Mary Leavitt of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania reversed the Court of Common Pleas of Lycoming County’s ruling, which had set aside the Board of Supervisors of Fairfield Township’s (the...more

$1-Billion Committed to Development of Quebec’s Mining, Hydrocarbon Industries

The Quebec government has recently announced that the Capital Mines Hydrocarbon fund (CMH Fund), the purpose of which is to acquire equity interests in mining and hydrocarbon projects in Quebec, is officially in effect. The...more

Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure Rules Vacated by United States District Court

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia has invalidated the resource extraction payment rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission in August 2012. The rules would have required public...more

Pa. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Butler Case

On April 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in the Butler v. Charles Powers Estate case. The Supreme Court decided to maintain the status quo in Pennsylvania by reaffirming the...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Reaffirms Dunham Rule, Confirms that Marcellus Shale Natural Gas is not a "Mineral"

On April 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Butler v. Powers held that Marcellus shale “natural gas is presumptively not a mineral for purposes of private deeds.” The Court reaffirmed the “Dunham Rule,” which applies...more

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Butler Affirms the Long-Standing Dunham Rule and Brings Certainty to Marcellus Shale Natural...

by Dechert LLP on

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Butler v. Charles Powers Estate1 unanimously reversed the ruling of the Superior Court which held that an evidentiary hearing “complete with expert, scientific testimony” is necessary to...more

SEC Adopts Rules Regarding Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

by Cohen & Grigsby, P.C on

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules pursuant to Section 13(q) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which require public companies engaged in the commercial development of oil, natural gas and...more

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