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At The Well Weekly – Oil And Gas Update For Week Ending 5/18/2018 – PA EHB’s Latest Decision On The Environmental Rights Amendment

by Cozen O'Connor on

Since our last report, oil prices surpassed $80/bbl before dipping slightly alongside a flat rig count and lower natural gas spot prices. In Appalachia, the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board issued its latest decision...more

Antitrust Alert: ACCC Highlights C&I Users' Need For More Affordable Electricity and Gas

by Jones Day on

In a speech to the Energy Users Association of Australia ("EUAA"), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ("ACCC") Chairman said that the energy market is not working effectively for commercial and industrial users...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2018 #3

Study Finds No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination Attributable to Natural Gas Development - "A multi-year study conducted by researchers at the University of Cincinnati, and partly funded by organizations opposed to...more

California Regulatory Happenings for the Week of May 7, 2018

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CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 5/31/18. Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) (R.1502-020) - On 5/26/17, the ALJ issued a proposed decision implementing new compliance...more

California Regulatory Happenings for the Week of April 30, 2018

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CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 5/10/18 in Fontana, CA. Items of Interest: #10 Decision establishing reentry fees and financial security requirements for CCA’s. R.03-10-003...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2018 #2

Oil Soars After Trump Nixes Iran Nuclear Deal, Stocks Rally - "Crude oil prices rose more than 3 percent on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran, a move that...more

FERC’s New Gas Pipeline Certificate Notice of Inquiry: Unlikely to Change the Status Quo

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 19, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) soliciting public comments on whether to revise its long-standing policy governing the processing and approval of new natural gas pipeline facilities under Section 7 of the...more

‘A Primer on Marketing Hydrocarbons’ Presentation

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Jackson Walker partner Michael P. Pearson delivered a presentation entitled “A Primer on Marketing Hydrocarbons” at the Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Course associated with the 44th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas...more

At The Well Weekly – Oil And Gas Update for Week Ending 5/4/2018 – PA Superior Court Issues Controversial Decision On The Rule Of...

by Cozen O'Connor on

After a few months off, we are back at the well for weekly updates. The rig count surpassed 1000 units nationwide (for the first time in a long time) alongside a rise in oil prices (hovering around $70/bbl), but natural gas...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2018

In Cities v. Fossil Fuels, Exxon's Allies Want the Accusers Investigated - "Now two industry-friendly groups are turning the tables and asking the SEC to investigate the cities and counties for possible fraud." Why this...more

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association: May 16th Spring Social

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (“AAEA”) announced it will have a Spring Social on May 16th. The Spring Social will be held at the Powers of Arkansas facility located at 5440 Northshore Drive in North Little Rock,...more

FERC begins policy review of natural gas pipeline proposals

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently announced it has launched an inquiry seeking information and stakeholder perspectives to help it explore a possible revision of its policies for the review and...more

FERC To Consider Adjustments To Use Of Eminent Domain For Gas Pipelines

by Nossaman LLP on

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued a Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether to adjust its policies and procedures for reviewing and issuing authorizations for natural gas transportation...more

Trespass by Fracking Recognized in Pennsylvania

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Briggs v. Southwestern Energy is another way to say “chaos” in Pennsylvania. The Superior Court ruled that fracking may constitute a trespass when subsurface frac-fluid and proppants cross boundary lines and extend into the...more

A Policy Revolution to Match the Shale Revolution?

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FERC Announces a Notice of Inquiry on Certificating New Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline Projects - On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) regarding its...more

FERC Opens Notice of Inquiry for Review of Natural Gas Pipeline Policies

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has unanimously voted to open a new Notice of Inquiry seeking input on whether – and, if so, how – it should update its existing policies and procedures for reviewing and issuing...more

FERC Solicits Feedback on Modernizing Natural Gas Certificate Policy

by White & Case LLP on

On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") initiated a proceeding to evaluate its policies—in place for nearly two decades—governing the review and certification of new interstate natural gas...more

Get That Gas Moving - The Increase of Natural Gas Pipeline Construction and Impacts

There has been a significant increase in the number of new natural gas pipeline projects being built in the last two years in order to satisfy the nation's energy demand. From 2011 to 2015, FERC approved 111 major pipeline...more

FERC to Update Policy Statement on Certification of Interstate Natural Gas Transportation Facilities

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is seeking stakeholder comments through a Notice of Inquiry as it contemplates updating its policy statement on how FERC-jurisdictional facilities are reviewed and authorized....more

FERC Reboots Large Generator Interconnection Policies to Level the Playing Field for New Generation (and Storage) and Launches...

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 19, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted a new rule, Order No. 845, that reboots its large interconnection process for the first time since the Commission took significant action more than a...more

Benesch Energy Market Intelligence 2018: Energy Quarterly Report – Q1

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Coal - Rio exits coal industry in $4B worth of deals - Rio Tinto Group has agreed to several deals worth over $4 billion to sell all of its remaining coal assets, with a $1.7 billion cash sale of coal assets to...more

Illinois Motor Fuel Tax: Should You File a Refund Claim?

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The Decision: In Waste Management of Illinois, Inc. v. Illinois Department of Revenue, 2017 IL App (1st) 162830-U, the Illinois Appellate Court held that compressed natural gas ("CNG") is not a taxable motor fuel under the...more

FERC issues NOI seeking stakeholder input on natural gas transportation facility certification process

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) initiating a review of FERC’s 1999 Policy Statement on the certification of new natural gas transportation facilities (Policy Statement)....more

California Regulatory Happenings for the Week of April 16 ,2018

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CPUC Commissioner’s Meeting - The next Commission meeting is scheduled for 4/26/18. Agenda Items of Interest: #2 Approval of request for modifications to electric Rule 21 tariff to incorporate smart inverter phase 3...more

The Site Report - Construction Law Insights - Issue 1 - April 2018

Welcome to Our First Issue of 2018 - There have been many changes and new developments in the construction industry since the start of the year. As with any industry that experiences sweeping changes, we keep a sharp eye...more

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