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Tales From The Front Line: 4 Lessons Learned From A Former NGL Scheduler

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They are on the front lines of daily logistics—the unsung heroes behind the scenes in the energy supply chain who get in early, stay late and typically work odd hours scheduling and coordinating daily and monthly product...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights, Volume 6, Issue 12

● Offshore Oil and Gas at Risk of Potentially Catastrophic Cyberattack: GAO - “The industry includes about 1,600 offshore oil and gas facilities that are highly dependent on remotely connected operational technology, the...more

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National Security Focus on Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Sharpens

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Last year Colonial Pipeline halted one of the United States’ largest pipeline systems due to a ransomware attack. Within days a state of emergency was declared in 17 states. A few days later the pipeline resumed service, and...more

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Enhancing and Maintaining Energy System Resilience: American Gas Foundation Study

The American Gas Foundation (“Foundation”) issued a November 2022 document titled: Enhancing and Maintaining Gas and Energy System Resiliency – Areas of Focus and Change (“Study”)...more

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New Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations Present Work-Product Concerns

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As of October 6, 2022, operators of gas and hazardous liquid pipelines must comply with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (“PHMSA”) Final Rule on “Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection...more

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Transportation/Hazardous Materials: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interpretive Letter Addressing Motor...

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in an October 25th interpretive letter the application of the federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”) applicable to fuel...more

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Hydrogen Production and Carbon Sequestration May Require the Surface Transportation Board to Clarify Jurisdiction over Carbon...

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A coming wave of planned carbon sequestration projects related to the production of blue hydrogen and climate change remediation may force the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to clarify whether it has jurisdiction over the...more

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Transportation/Hazardous Materials: U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Addressing Wet Battery Recycling...

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in a September 9th letter the application of the federal Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HRM”) applicable to the transportation of...more

Adams and Reese LLP

The Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Defense Takes Another Hit

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The Supreme Court of Mississippi recently held in Tiger Production Company, LLC v. Pace, 2021-IA-00315-SCT, 2022 WL 11555295 (October 20, 2022) that surface owners are not necessarily required to exhaust administrative...more

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Transportation/Hazardous Materials: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Interpretive Letter Addressing Fuel...

The United States Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) addressed in an October 25th Interpretive Letter a question regarding the application of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”)...more

White & Case LLP

Recent guidance on sustainability cooperation from the Dutch Competition Authority

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The Dutch Competition Authority has recently approved three different sustainability initiatives in the CO2 capture/storage, soft drinks and floriculture sectors. These approvals demonstrate the Dutch Competition Authority’s...more

Dentons

The Gas Deficit Gap: Nigeria to invest in the world’s longest gas pipeline

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It is no longer news that Nigeria is currently trying to close its gas export gap. This gap has become more apparent due to a number of factors, including the sanctions on Russia (who has been a dominant worldwide exporter),...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Blending Hydrogen Into Gas Pipelines May Be Coming to California

Hydrogen blending in natural gas pipelines could soon be coming to a university campus or city near you. Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), and Southwest Gas Corporation...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2022 #4

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UPS to pay $5.3M fine, correct hazardous waste violations in settlement with EPA - ABC News – October 19 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced that it reached a settlement with United Parcel...more

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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for October 2022

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Below are summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's October 20, 2022 open meeting, pursuant to the sunshine notice released on October 13, 2022. In this issue… E-1 – New York Independent...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

Marcellus Shale Update: Energy Remains an Important Electoral Issue Even in “Safe” States Like New York: Law Firm, Attorneys

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Now less than one month before Election Day, the New York Governor's race is far closer than most had anticipated. Incumbent Democrat Kathy Hochul, who succeeded Andrew Cuomo following his resignation, is being pressed by...more

Dentons

Dentons Flashpoint - September 30, 2022

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Key Takeaways - Russian President Putin prepares to annex Ukrainian territory, escalating the conflict with the West. NATO formally blames Russia for pipeline attack, saying attacks on its members’ infrastructure would be...more

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

State AG Updates: California, New York, Connecticut and Juul’s Settlement With 33 States and Puerto Rico

In this edition of Faegre Drinker’s State Attorneys General Update, we discuss: • The California AG’s: • Plea deal with a pipeline operator relating to a 2021 oil spill...more

Venable LLP

Venable Celebrates National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day After a Banner Year for the Element and the Firm

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​​​​​​​This has probably been the biggest year for hydrogen so far. Momentum is growing faster than ever behind the idea that hydrogen will play a crucial role in decarbonizing our economy....more

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Energy Infrastructure Insights Importance of LNG Germany Energy Supply

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​​​​​​​Germany is working fast to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals as it seeks to secure the country’s energy supply even without Russian pipeline gas. The first of the floating terminals, known as floating storage...more

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Did Putin Sabotage His Own Pipeline? Perhaps He's Not the only Irrational Political Leader

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Blasts were heard at the Nord Stream 1 pipeline last week, and damage to the pipeline itself was detected underwater shortly thereafter. Russian sources indicated that the damage would further delay the delivery of natural...more

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Governor of Indiana Signs New Carbon Capture Bill

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​​​​​​​Indiana is the most recent state to build out a regulatory structure in anticipation of significant carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) project deployment. Last week, Governor Eric Holcomb signed into...more

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CISA to Oversee Enforcement of Cyber Incident Reporting in Critical Infrastructure

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On March 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act of 2022 (CIRCIA), which will require critical infrastructure owners and operators (among other things) to report...more

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FERC’s Proposed Expansion of Duty of Candor Could Increase Compliance Risk

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Can a seemingly innocuous requirement to tell the truth create unintended consequences? The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) raised this question when it issued its July 28, 2022 Notice of...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Senator Manchin's Permitting Reform Bill Could End Debate Over Who Regulates Hydrogen Pipelines

Buried toward the end of the 91-page bill unveiled by Senator Manchin on September 21, 2022, is a small but significant provision amending the Natural Gas Act's (NGA) definition of natural gas to include "hydrogen mixed or...more

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