El Paso Marketing, LP v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P., involving a gas plant Supply Agreement, continues its tortured journey through the Texas civil justice system. Chance Decker and I reported on this case in July 2012.
FERC Approves Fourth Settlement for 2011 Southwest Blackout Against Western Area Power Administration
On November 24, 2014, FERC approved a settlement with Western Area Power Administration – Desert Southwest Region (Western-DSW) related to its involvement in the blackout in the southwestern U.S. on September 8, 2011.
On Monday, November 24, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit in the Broomfield District Court for declaratory judgment to invalidate that city’s temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing.
EPA Finalizes Amendments to GHG Reporting Regulations for the Oil and Gas Sector and Proposes Additional Subpart W Revisions for Comment
On November 13, 2014, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) finalized revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category.
FERC is seeking comments on a proposed Policy Statement regarding Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities.
Monday Morning Regulatory Review: POTUS Immigration Reform; Obamacare Subsidies Docket Clearing; Conflict Minerals Redux; And Drones Predux
President Obama (POTUS) finally moved last week to alter immigration policy by signing an executive order and issuing two memoranda, and amid all the political debate over the action, some legal questions need serious answers.
Small-cap Deals Will Dominate As Mergers & Acquisitions in Power and Utilities Sector Reaches New Heights
ncreasing investor confidence is fuelling small-cap M&A activity in the power and utilities (P&U) sector, EY reports.
On Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules for reporting greenhouse gas emissions that will apply to the oil and gas sector, part of EPA’s plan to institute a comprehensive strategy for dealing with methane in oil and gas production.