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|Steelworkers Reverse Course and Withdraw Request for Import Relief on Aluminum|
Mark D. Herlach, Allison E. Speaker; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016In an unusual change of course, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) has now withdrawn the Section 201 petition it filed just last week to request temporary relief against imports of primary unwrought aluminum. According to various sources, the USW petition faced opposition from the U.S. and...
|DOJ Oilfield Indictment Should Encourage Caution and Compliance, Not Overreaction|
Kathryn M. Fenton, J. Bruce McDonald, Ryan C. Thomas; Jones Day;
April 4, 2016, previously published on March 2016Last week a federal grand jury indicted Aubrey McClendon, the high-profile former CEO of a major oil and gas company, for alleged bid rigging in the acquisition of natural gas leases. This news and the events that followed leave no one in the oil patch feeling comfortable, in an industry already...
|British Columbia Supreme Court Decides that the Province Cannot Abdicate its Authority|
Andrew Pozzobon, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016Recently the British Columbia Supreme Court (“Court”) released its reasons for judgment in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34. The BC Environmental Assessment Office (the "EAO") had entered into an equivalency agreement (the...
|Federal Safety Agencies Issue Hazard Alert on Manual Tank Gauging in Oil and Gas Industries|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 8, 2016Two government health and safety agencies have joined forces to produce a new hazard alert on the danger facing oil and gas industry workers who manually gauge or sample fluids on production and flowback tanks.
|The Oil and Natural Gas Industry: The Impacts and Uncertainty Continue|
W. Eric Gadd; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
March 7, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016By now we’ve all seen the headlines: “Oil crashes below $27 a barrel,” “Oil prices likely to remain low 3-5 years” and “U.S. oil bankruptcies spike 379%.” At first, these headlines seemed a little “distant” to me. It seemed unlikely that my...
|State Director Remands Flaring Decision|
Crowley Fleck PLLP;
March 4, 2016, previously published on February 17, 2016In an administrative review by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) State Director in Montana and the Dakotas, the State Director remanded a BLM North Dakota Field Office (“NDFO”) Decision Record imposing a rule that flaring that occurred for more than 144 hours per month...
|Northern Gateway: BC Supreme Court Rules that British Columbia Must Issue its Own EA Decision and Consult First Nations|
David W. Bursey, Radha D. Curpen, Philippa Kentish, Venetia Whiting; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 26, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016In Coastal First Nations v British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34, the court decided British Columbia must issue its own environmental decision and consult First Nations on the Northern Gateway Project (NGP), instead of deferring to the federal review and consultation. This decision has...
|Alberta Announces Modernized Royalty Framework|
Donald E. Greenfield, Duncan M. McPherson, Jana Prete, Michael Thorne; Bennett Jones LLP;
February 25, 2016, previously published on February 8, 2016On January 29, 2016, the Alberta government released the Alberta at a Crossroads - Royalty Review Advisory Panel Report and announced that it will begin drafting a modernized royalty framework (MRF) based on all of the recommendations of the Royalty Review Advisory Panel contained in the report.
|Value of Complying with Agency Cleanup Order was Not Settlement Consideration|
Richard E. Stultz; Morris Polich & Purdy LLP;
February 23, 2016, previously published on February 11, 2016The California Court of Appeal found that the settling defendants’ obligation to comply with the oversight agency’s cleanup order was not consideration in determining whether the settlements with plaintiffs were reached in good faith under Code of Civil Procedure § 877.6 (which...
|The Best Protection: Safeguards in Purchasing Distressed Oil and Gas Assets|
William M. Herlihy; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
February 18, 2016, previously published on February 8, 2016In the current environment of depressed prices for oil, natural gas and related liquids, oil and gas wells, leases and properties are coming on to the market for sale. These assets typically are made available through either bankruptcy proceedings by exploration and production companies or...