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The buzz has gone national about the Philadelphia Region becoming the next energy and feedstock hub. On December 5, a landmark event in the history of the Philadelphia Region took place when Drexel University hosted the first...more
EIB Energy Highlights hits the highlights of recent energy developments, streamlining access to critical information for our readers. ...more
What’s the next step in the Mexico bid rounds process?
JKA: Five sectors have been designated for bidding in Round One; Shallow Water; Heavy Oil; Unconventionals, including natural gas; Onshore and Deepwater. To begin,...more
A common misconception exists that pre-printed terms and conditions on a job ticket do not rise to the level of a legal contract. This view is not correct. Terms and conditions can and will be enforced by Texas courts. Such...more
The County of Kern Tax Assessor’s (“Assessor”) use of the cost approach to value to appraise new oil and gas wells for the purpose of levying supplemental assessments has been upheld by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In...more
The 2014 Midterm Elections have taken place and Republicans performed extremely well in all categories – winning key gubernatorial and congressional races – in what many are viewing as a "wave election."
My mother used to give us good advice. For example: Don’t lie … do your homework. Sabella v. Appalachian Development Corporation agrees with my mother.
Sabella bought minerals in 1997 under 66 acres in Warren...more
Concluding two years of work by a drafting committee comprised of more than 160 industry representatives from 26 countries spread across five continents, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) on 25...more
Take-or-pay provisions are now fairly common in long-term offtake and supply agreements in the energy sector, a notable example being gas supply agreements.
In essence, take-or-pay provisions provide that a buyer must...more
On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the Bill), which will impose mandatory reporting requirements for each entity engaged in the "commercial development of...more
A 124-mile natural gas transmission pipeline proposed from Pennsylvania to New York has received its final environmental impact statement from federal regulators, finding that while the project would cause some adverse...more
Coordinating the scheduling of the natural gas and electricity markets has been a priority for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), given the increasing dependence of the electric industry on natural gas as a...more
Last week, Illinois’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted to push back its decision about whether to approve proposed rules governing horizontal fracturing operations until November 6. The delay promises to fuel...more
Why am I always reporting on plaintiffs who wait too long to file their lawsuit?
In the latest Texas case, Trahan v. Mettlen, the Trahans sued in 2010 on a 2006 warranty deed....more
Environmental and Policy Focus - Environmental groups fight Southern California tar sands oil project: Courthouse News Service - Oct 13:
Kern County illegally approved expansion of a local refinery that will let it...more
On Oct. 16, 2014, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on proposed policies regarding the review and processing of applications for the export of oil and natural...more
The 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline that is projected to run through the heart of Central Virginia has generated much political controversy and is now the subject of a new federal lawsuit. ...more
Halloween is approaching, so let’s talk poltergeists – troublesome spirits that haunt a specific location. Where do they come from? In Quality Environmental Processes, Inc. v I.P. Petroleum Company, Inc., it was from a faulty...more
In the latest effort by the Government of Mongolia (GoM) to increase foreign investment and accelerate economic activity, the Great Khural, or Parliament, has adopted the Law of Mongolia on Petroleum. The law is already in...more
On October 3, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“PADEP”) unveiled a new draft policy that would strengthen its compliance and enforcement protocols for both unconventional and conventional oil and...more
Why would anyone buy property without access to a public road? Because it seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess. And often it is, until things change, “things” often being new and unfriendly ownership of the...more
In a divided opinion, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has found that it does not have jurisdiction over facilities proposed by Emera CNG, LLC to compress natural gas for export to the Bahamas by ship....more
There is a growing focus on the need for operators in the oil and gas sector to innovate, both in terms of developing new technologies and processes throughout the value chain and in the deployment of those technologies and...more
Greece has initiated its tender process for offshore oil and gas (hydrocarbons) exploration as of August 26, 2014. The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is seeking bid applications for its offshore oil...more
It is rare to find a government in the Asia Pacific region that is not willing to promote their nation’s “push for renewables” amidst an increasingly carbon constrained world. Behind closed doors, governments are well aware...more
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