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Energy in Transition: Trump Announces Additional Cabinet Nominees

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump announced this week three new cabinet nominees who will certainly influence U.S. energy policy at home and abroad. This alert is intended to update clients on the President-Elect's nominees and...more

Policy Predictions: How will Trump's 100-Day Plan Affect U.S. Energy Industry?

by LeClairRyan on

The American landscape is littered with failed prognostications about what new Presidential administrations would or would not ? and could or could not ? accomplish. Every new President faces the challenge of transforming...more

Post-Election Update 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2016 election results have significant implications for companies across a wide range of industry sectors. From environmental policy to financial services to tax reform, President-elect Trump has committed to sweeping...more

Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 47

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 47 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Maryland, New Jersey, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - PG&E to close Diablo Canyon, California's last nuclear power plant - Los Angeles Times - Jun 21 - Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) announced on Tuesday that it plans to close...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Proceeds from cap-and-trade auction fall far short of targets - Los Angeles Times - May 25 - The latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell...more

Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 46

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 46 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, New York, and Pennsylvania. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to...more

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 2 Can Gathering Agreements Be Rejected as Executory Contracts?

by McGuireWoods LLP on

“The carnage is going to be terrible,” cried a recent Dallas Morning News headline. “It’s a hellacious problem,” lamented another article. It’s no secret the energy sector has come upon hard times. Oil prices are down 70...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California extends mandatory water cuts despite growing snowpack - Sacramento Bee - Feb 2 - California’s drought regulators agreed Tuesday to extend water conservation mandates...more

EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS on FERC, Nat Gas Record Year, Oil & Gas Exports, Winter Outlook, Cybersecurity & More

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy...more

Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 45

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 45 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide...more

From Playa Lakes To Prairie Potholes: Four Things Energy Companies Need to Know About the WOTUS Rule

by BakerHostetler on

Have one or several playa lakes on or near a well pad in the Permian Basin? An access road nearby an ephemeral tributary of the Green River in the Uintah Basin? A pipeline that traverses lands dotted with prairie potholes in...more

Energy bills move forward in Congress - Bipartisanship marks initial stage, but difficult debates may lie ahead

by Dentons on

The US Senate and House of Representatives have taken significant steps in recent days to advance the first comprehensive energy legislation since the passage of Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Much has...more

Toilet to Frac: Legal and Practical Aspects of Using Municipal Effluent for Fracing in Texas

by BakerHostetler on

Thus far, the idea of using purified municipal sewage effluent—“reclaimed water” in industry parlance—for city water supplies has proven a tough sell. Human psychology poses significant barriers to overcoming the “toilet to...more

Pipeline Task Forces May Slow Energy Development

by White & Case LLP on

Despite their good intentions, quasi-governmental task forces that are set up to review proposed pipeline projects often add complexity that can hobble the approval process at a time when demand for natural gas is...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Water rights ruling a setback for California drought regulators: Sacramento Bee - Jul 10: In a significant ruling that could hinder California's ability to order water cutbacks, a judge...more

The Shale Play Today - July 2015

In This Issue: - Northeast Natural Energy, LLC Making History for the Future of Energy: Entrepreneurs are a special breed. The good ones have that special blend of vision, timing and risk tolerance most others lack....more

Energy Newsletter - May 2015

by King & Spalding on

In This Issue: - Recent Settlement Under EPA's Energy Extraction Initiative Provides Insight For Future Enforcement in the Oil and Gas Industry - Tax Incentives Offer Hope for UK Oil and Gas Industry Affected by Low...more

The Shale Play Today - December 2014

In This Issue: - Breaking News: America's Next Energy Hub - Philadelphia Dealt Major Setback - First Long-Term Comprehensive Field Study of Natural Gas Underway - 1,000 More Miles of Pipeline Planned to...more

Benesch Shale Industry Report Quarterly Summary - Q3 2014

by Benesch on

In this Issue: - Top Issues and Considerations - Shale Industry Moves - Ohio Shale Infrastructure - Government - Excerpt from Shale Industry Moves: E&P – Overview for Ohio...more

Are Oil and Gas Producers Protecting the Environment?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

In their search for Utopia, some opponents of oil and gas drilling ignore innovation … What’s harmful now will forever be that way....more

Michigan Lawmakers Evaluate Lower Severance Tax and Infrastructure Bills for Carbon Dioxide-Injected Oil and Gas Wells

by BakerHostetler on

While legislation driven by the rapid growth of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has dominated oil and gas legislation in recent years, this week, Michigan lawmakers considered bills to enhance viability of other...more

Washington Energy Update - November 2013

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic Treaties: Opportunities and Challenges for LNG Exports - Suit Against Chinese Solar Firms Seeks Nearly US$1 Billion in Damages - Major Energy Bills Get Started in...more

From the Ohio River to the Marcellus and Utica Hydraulic Fracturing Sites – Company to Build Pipeline for Water Transport

by BakerHostetler on

As oil and gas companies across the country face increasing pressure to decrease their use of fresh water for fracking operations, new and innovative solutions are sought....more

The Shale Play Today - January 2013

In This Issue: - Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Enforcement to Focus on Shale Employers - Spilman Assists in Transition of Site from Steelmaking to Shale Gas - Natural Gas Fueling Stations Coming to I-79 in W. Va. and...more

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