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|State Water Board Releases Draft Safe Drinking Water Plan|
Rebecca Andrews, J.G. Andre Monette; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The State Water Resources Control Board released a draft Safe Drinking Water Plan for California. The draft plan assesses the quality of the state's drinking water, identifies specific water quality problems, analyzes known and potential health risks that may be associated with drinking water...
|Petronas Encouraged by Talks with B.C. Premier|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 9, 2014Petronas issued a press release Tuesday stating that it was “encouraged” by recent talks with British Columbia’s (B.C.) Premier Christy Clark and Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman regarding Petronas’s proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) export project on...
|Mozambique Will Announce New Licensing Round for 15 O&G Exploration Blocks|
Alexandre R. Chequer, Gonçalo Falcão, Victor Galante, Paulo Rage; Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown LLP;
October 16, 2014, previously published on October 13, 2014The Government of the Republic of Mozambique, through its regulatory agency, the Institute of National Petroleum - INP, has stated that a competitive bidding round for the exploration of 15 blocks with hydrocarbon potential in the offshore areas of Rovuma, Zambezi and Angoche and the onshore areas...
|Québec Government and Gaz Métro Partner for LNG|
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
October 15, 2014, previously published on October 3, 2014On September 30, 2014, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, jointly with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and the Minister Responsible for the Northern Plan, Mr. Pierre Arcand, the Minister for Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy, Mr. Jean d’Amour, and...
|New Illinois Fracking Law: Deadline for Regulatory Approval and Public Review Extended|
Kyle C. Barry; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 7, 2014, previously published on September 29, 2014In light of considerable concern expressed by industry and activist organizations to Illinois’ law on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” the deadline for submission of additional public comment has been extended to October 7, 2014.
|Private Investment in Mexican Natural Resources|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
October 6, 2014, previously published on September 2014A hallmark of the constitutional amendments of December 20, 2013, is the opening of the Mexican oil and gas sector to private participation. The National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos, "CNH") now has the authority and ability to grant licenses and to...
|Issues in Relation to Mining Projects in Burkina Faso|
Sarai Jacob, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown International LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014Burkina Faso has been ranked by the Fraser Institute as one of the top five most attractive African countries for mining investment.
|Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology Committee to Discuss Development of Flood Standards at September 30 Meeting|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology ("FCHLPM") Acceptability Process Committee ("Committee") will meet on September 30, 2014 in Tallahassee on the process and timeline for development of standards and guidelines relating to projected personal lines...
|Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Today, Canada published a number of changes to its sanctions measures against Russia, which include asset freezes and travel bans against certain officials in the Russian Armed Forces and restrictions on dealing with additional Russian arms manufacturers and one financial institution. The measures...
|GAO Releases Report On Oil & Gas Transportation Infrastructure Including Safety Risks|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on its review of U.S. oil and gas transportation infrastructure issues. Specifically, the report examines the overall challenges that increased domestic oil and gas production may pose for transportation infrastructure, as well...