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|Pennsylvania Natural Gas Operator Prevails in Air Aggregation Case|
Meredith Odato Graham; Babst Calland;
March 5, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015Earlier this week, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania granted a motion for summary judgment in favor of a natural gas operator in a closely-watched case involving air aggregation issues. In 2011, Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future (PennFuture) filed suit alleging...
|South Africa Energy Update: The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill|
Noor Kapdi; Dentons Canada LLP;
March 4, 2015, previously published on December 2014 The South African government has indicated that it intends to move away from bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and to protect foreign investors by means of national legislation instead. In line with this, the government has terminated a number of BITs (including those with Germany, Belgium,...
|Council on Environmental Quality Releases Two NEPA Guidance Documents|
Hadassah M. Reimer, Sandra Ann Snodgrass; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 5, 2015Late last month, the President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released two important guidance documents related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). One was revised draft guidance regarding the consideration of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and...
|ONRR Proposes New Valuation Rules for Affiliate Sales of Gas and Coal|
John F. Shepherd, Tina Van Bockern; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015On January 6, 2015, the Office of Natural Resource Revenue (“ONRR”) proposed new rules governing the valuation of Federal oil and gas and Federal and Indian coal. 80 Fed. Reg. 608 (Jan. 6, 2015).
|Definition of Solid Waste|
Steven G. Barringer, M. Benjamin Machlis; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015On January 13, 2015, EPA published a Final Rule in its long-pending rulemaking regarding “the definition of solid waste used to determine hazardous waste regulation under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”).” 80 Fed. Reg. 1,694. In states where...
|Parliament Tables Bill to Enhance Pipeline Safety|
Monika A. Sawicka; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
March 3, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014On December 8, 2014, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the introduction of Bill C-46 (Bill), designated as the Pipeline Safety Act, amending the National Energy Board Act and the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act. The Bill’s aim is to enhance Canada’s pipeline...
|Draft Colorado Water Plan Submitted by Colorado Water Conservation Board|
William H. Caile, Christopher L. Thorne; Holland & Hart LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014On December 10, 2014, the Colorado Water Conservation Board (“CWCB”) submitted the first draft of “Colorado’s Water Plan” (the “Draft Plan”) to Governor John Hickenlooper pursuant to Executive Order D2013-05.
|The Five Biggest Corruption Compliance Lessons from OECD Foreign Bribery Report|
Graham Erion, Jeffrey D. Horswill; Davis LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014On December 2, 2014, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) released its ground-breaking Foreign Bribery Report. This report analyzed the 427 foreign bribery cases that have been concluded by the 41 countries that are signatories to the OECD’s 1999...
|Mexico’s E&P Round One Kicks Off: Bidding Terms for Shallow Water Areas Released|
Pablo C. Ferrante, Dallas Parker, Gabriel J. Salinas, Jose L. Valera; Mayer Brown LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 18, 2014On December 11, 2014, the Mexican National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) published the bidding and contract terms for the first 14 oil and gas areas in shallow waters, kicking off the first phase of Mexico’s Round One, which will continue throughout 2015.
|Apply by January 6 to Pitch Your Energy Start-Up at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit|
Sahir Surmeli; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014This February, the US Department of Energy will host the fifth annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. As part of the proceedings, energy startups will have the opportunity to participate in the Future Energy Pitching Session.