Tort Litigation
Reforming NEPA Review of Energy Projects
Jim Vines, Stephanie Salek, Kelsey Desloover
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and related litigation impose delays and financial impacts on energy projects generally and present unique obstacles to project development. More »

Allocation of Ship-Shore Liability: Use of Port Liability Agreements to Provide Protection and Mitigate Uncertainty for U.S. LNG Project Participants
Monica Hwang
As many U.S. LNG import terminals transition to bi-directional operations, they are likely to extend the use of port liability agreements to allocate ship-shore liability to their liquefaction operations. More »

International Trade
Aspen Institute Event Focuses on the Impact of the Energy Renaissance on U.S. Manufacturing
Gilbert B. Kaplan, Lauren M. Donoghue
The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC recently held an event focused on the impact of the boom in domestic natural gas production on U.S. manufacturing. A strong consensus emerged during the discussion that increased access to supplies of natural gas through shale deposits will have very positive impacts on U.S. manufacturers, as well as create jobs and drive U.S. economic growth, for years to come. More »

EU Competition Law
The Cost of Compliance -- Breaking Seals in European Commission Investigations
Suzanne Rab
The Court of Justice of the EU has dismissed an appeal by German energy company E.ON Energie AG against a lower court’s decision upholding a fine of EUR 38 million on E.ON for breaking a seal during an EU competition inspection or “dawn raid.” More »

Proposed Rules in Texas Expected to Encourage Recycling of Used Fracking-Fluids
Harold Shaw
Recognizing that its existing rules for the oil and gas industry do not adequately address developing trends involving fracking-fluid recycling, the Texas Railroad Commission has proposed changes to rules governing the recycling of produced water and/or fracking-fluid. More »

Mining and Natural Resources; Oil and Gas Regulatory
Deep Seabed Mining Emerges from the Depths
Jeff Perry
Due to a confluence of technological, economic, and legal developments, seabed resource extraction in deep waters represents an advanced front of international mineral exploration efforts and is poised to begin supplying a portion of the world’s resource needs. More »

UK Competition Law
Playing the Energy Game; Regulating Market Outcomes
Suzanne Rab, Derek Holt
The announcement of price increases by Britain’s largest natural gas and electricity firms raises a perennial debate about the competitiveness of energy markets.
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