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Four project risks that can impact the success of Petrochemical projects

by White & Case LLP on

Stay current on your favorite topics An increasing number of refinery and petrochemical projects are being developed under a project structure in which one or more associated facilities (AFs) are constructed, owned, financed,...more

State-Owned Belarusian Oil, Petrochemical, and Refinery Companies Remain Open for U.S. Business

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On October 24, OFAC issued General License No. 2D renewing sanctions exemptions for nine Belarusian entities to make transactions otherwise prohibited by Executive Order 13405. Of note, the list of nine entities includes...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2017 #3

Department of Interior Rescinds OSM Enforcement Policies - On October 12, 2017, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") withdrew two prior Office of Surface Mining ("OSM") policies affecting mining operations. DOI rescinded...more

Aviation and Petrochemical Industries Subject to Hacking by Iran

Hackers working on behalf of the Iranian government have been targeting the aviation and petrochemical industries in the United States, Saudi Arabia, and South Korean since 2013, according to a report released by FireEye...more

Mexico's Energy Regulatory Commission Clarifies 10 Scenarios on Trading for Oil Products

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Mexico's Energy Reform of 2013 opened oil and gas sectors to private direct investment and operation. Under that reform, trading of hydrocarbons, oil and petrochemicals (oil products) opened in all value chains, even though...more

Significant Developments in Canadian Energy – For the Month of November 2016

by Dentons on

November 29, 2016 – Raging River Exploration Inc. closed a Viking consolidation transaction. The company acquired approximately 620 boe per day — 97 per cent light oil — of production and 24 net sections of land prospective...more

Issues for consideration: EPC contracts and technology licenses in petrochemical projects

by White & Case LLP on

In petrochemical projects, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts are often negotiated after the technology licenses have been negotiated between the technology licensors and the project...more

Significant developments in Canadian energy – for the month of February 2016

by Dentons on

Conventional - February 25, 2016 – Spartan Energy Corp. entered into a bought deal financing agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Peters & Co. Limited. Spartan will issue 31,122,500 common shares at a price...more

Global infrastructure: South Korea's vision - South Korea: Building for the future

by White & Case LLP on

South Korea is taking big strides globally with infrastructure financing, as both state-owned agencies and private banks fuel new investment in major ventures. With projects under way in countries as far flung as Mexico,...more

The Nuclear Deal With Iran: The Lifting of Sanctions and Implications for Business

by BakerHostetler on

On July 14, 2015, after two years of sometimes intense negotiations, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, and China (known as the “P5+1” countries), along with the European Union, signed a Joint...more

Finalized Iran Nuclear Deal Outlines Changes for U.S. and EU Sanctions

by King & Spalding on

On July 14, 2015, negotiators from Iran, the EU, and the P5+1 countries —China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Germany—announced that they had reached a consensus on the final text of the Joint...more

Opportunity, Uncertainty for Entities Wishing to Do Business with Iran

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Nuclear Deal with Iran Holds Out Possibility of Phased Relaxation of Sanctions - On July 14, 2015, the United States and five other countries (collectively known as the P5+11) reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of...more

Impact of Iran Accord on International Business - Briefing the "C" Suite on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On July 14, 2015, the United States, France, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany and the European Union (EU) entered into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran after years of difficult negotiations....more

Key Issues and Considerations in Developing Petrochemical Projects in Newly Emerging Markets

by White & Case LLP on

This article provides a brief overview on some of the key issues and considerations that will need to be analysed by foreign sponsors (the “Foreign Sponsors”) looking to develop petrochemical projects in newly emerging...more

U.S. Government Provides Guidance Regarding Certain Temporary Aviation-Related Iran Sanctions Relief

by Cozen O'Connor on

As previously advised, on January 20, 2014, Iran and the group of nations known as the P5+1 (United States, U.K., France, Russia, China and Germany) implemented a Joint Plan of Action (JPOA) whereby Iran agreed to accept...more

The Joint Plan of Action: A Recap of the Easing Of Sanctions Against Iran By The United States And European Union

by Reed Smith on

On 24 November 2013, an agreement was reached between the E3+3 (also known as the P5+1, and which includes the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, China, France and Germany) and Iran....more

Mexican President Signs Historic Energy Reform into Law

by Bracewell LLP on

On Monday, August 11, 2014, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a package of energy secondary laws passed by the Mexican Congress (the “Legislation”) that will overhaul the Mexican oil and natural gas, petrochemical,...more

How the GCC Can Boost Confidence in its Local Exchanges

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries accounted for IPO issuances valued at US$1.1 billion in 2013, according to Bloomberg. Notably, Qatar Exchange bounced back this year with the successful IPO and listing of Mesaieed...more

OSPAR Commission's Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format

The OSPAR Commission's (OSPAR) Harmonized Offshore Chemical Notification Format (HOCNF) is of paramount importance for a wide range of personnel, including chemical manufacturers and product manufacturers whose products are...more

EPA’s Next Generation Compliance Initiative – The Agency’s Latest Proposed Rule for Refineries Shows the Initiative in Action and...

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposed rule that illustrates several of the agency’s Next Generation Compliance ideas in action. The proposed rule concerns hazardous air pollutant (HAP)...more

California Low Carbon Fuel Stanards Survive Ninth Circuit Petition for Rehearing

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On January 22nd, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined petitions to reconsider their decision upholding of enforceability of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The petitions were spearheaded by various trade...more

FERC Issues Order Asserting Jurisdiction over Ethane Pipelines Under the Interstate Commerce Act

by K&L Gates LLP on

On December 31, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), in a case of first impression, confirmed its jurisdiction over and its intention to regulate the economic and operational aspects of the interstate...more

Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill

by Bracewell LLP on

As we previously reported, on August 12, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted a highly anticipated constitutional reform proposal to the Mexican Congress for purposes of restructuring the Mexican energy...more

REGULATORY: International Trade: U.S. Continues to Expand Sanctions Against Iran by Christine Savage, Jane Cohen and Shannon Doyle...

by King & Spalding on

Preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons capability remains one of the United States’ preeminent national security objectives,. Thus, the United States and its allies have increasingly turned to economic sanctions as a...more

New Reporting Requirements Under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012

by Smith Anderson on

On August 10, 2012, the United States delivered its latest economic blow to Iran by enacting the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. U.S. companies have long been forbidden from engaging in most...more

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