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Potential Amendments to the Kazakhstan Legal Regime for Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas

New amendments to the legal regime for exploration and production of oil and gas in Kazakhstan have been developed by a government working group. Affecting the Subsoil Use Law, the Code on Administrative Violations and...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Weighs in on Amendments to Pa. Oil and Gas Act

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held as unconstitutional several provisions in Act 13, which, in part, amended Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Act to permit oil and gas operations in all zoning districts....more

Representatives Object To Exemption From Resource Extraction Rule Disclosures

Congress is working to reconcile differing versions of legislation to implement an Obama Administration deal with Mexico to develop oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Three Democratic lawmakers recently wrote...more

Open for Business – A Reform Wave to Hit the Australian Resources Sector

The new Commonwealth Government has flagged a number of reforms to kick-start the next phase of exploration, productivity and production in the mining and petroleum industries. The Government has expressed an urgent need to...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate / London: The UK Government unveils proposals for tax breaks for shale gas extraction

In May we reported that the UK government, in its 2013 Budget, had announced a package of measures designed to encourage investment in the UK's shale gas industry. On 19 July the government honored its pledge to publish an...more

Green belt open for shale gas exploration

The High Court has confirmed that hydrocarbon exploration works benefit from a key exception to planning policy restrictions on development proposals within the green belt. The judgment will come as welcome news to industry...more

Reforming Australia's mineral and energy resource exploration sector

Removing unnecessary regulatory burdens - Recognising Australia's declining share of international energy and resources exploration investment, the Australian Government has commissioned its independent research and...more

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