Anticipating PHMSA’s Crude by Rail Rule

by: Sara Peters

Recent high-profile derailments of crude-carrying trains has prompted the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to address safety concerns by ...

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by: Edward Ripley

The rejection of midstream contracts in energy bankruptcy cases continues to be a significant issue. This article explores how parties have most recently litigated the issue in different matters.Read more

by: Tim Burbury

District energy projects are on the rise across the world. This article explores ten best practices related to the tendering of these projects. Read more

by: Rupert Lewi

The decline in commodity prices has resulted in many distressed resource and energy companies selling assets. Purchasers should be mindful of the unique risks in acquiring assets from these distressed sellers and take appropriate actions to mitigate these risks.Read more

by: Tim Burbury, Nabil Issa and Usman Ahmad

Islamic financing for renewable energy projects is expected to grow in the Middle East and North Africa regions. This article discusses certain key aspects of Islamic financing and how they may relate to the financing of large renewable energy projects.Read more

by: Stephen McCullers

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced significant changes in how it determines the amount of financial assurance required to secure offshore decommissioning obligations.Read more

by: Tim Burbury and Timothy Smith

The resurgence of private financing for major infrastructure projects, including public private partnerships, in Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council, means it is now more crucial than ever for governments and procuring authorities to ensure their tendering processes are structured properly. We provide our Top 10 tips for tendering major infrastructure projects.Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman

The Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a proposed rule to expand oil spill response plan (OSRP) requirements for railroads transporting oil. Although stakeholders may have already provided input on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking issued by PHMSA in 2014, the new proposal offers a more targeted, and potentially more effective, opportunity to address important open issues – including protection of security sensitive real-time transportation information, response times, and response resource capacity.Read more

by: Nina Howell and Jessica Trevellick

The English Courts recently confirmed the meaning of the phrase “commencement of drilling” in an oil and gas asset transaction to mean the penetration of the seabed with the drill, and not other preparatory activities. Read more

by: Philip Weems

LNG disputes are on the rise across the globe due to many factors. These disputes involve many types of parties, including buyers, sellers, project sponsors, customers, and governments. This article explores the nature of disputes that are becoming more frequent in the LNG industry.Read more

by: Michael Andrews

The Senate and the House have each passed comprehensive energy bills, which are aligned in many ways. Congress will now begin the task of reaching a compromise between the two bills. Read more