Government Relations

The ability to anticipate and quickly react to new legislative developments can be invaluable to businesses operating in the energy sector. King & Spalding leverages bipartisan relationships with policymakers to make sure our energy clients know about, and are prepared for, emerging legislation before its impact is felt.

43 ArticlesGovernment Relations

by: Carol Wood and Kathryn Marietta

Attracting more than 130 attendees from all over the country, King & Spalding’s first Energy Forum for 2017 held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston tackled one of the most important issues facing the industry: Decommissioning and abandonment of oil and gas assets in upstream operations.Read more

by: Jennifer Josefson, Maya Melnikas, Alexandra Rotar, Christine Savage and Jeffrey Telep

U.S. led sanctions continue to pose an issue for companies looking to invest in Russia. This article explores the extension of sanctions and their potential impacts. 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

by: Michael Andrews, James Bowe and Lauren Donoghue

House and Senate leaders are expected to conference and attempt to reach to reach a compromise on their respective energy bills. This could result in the first comprehensive energy bill in nine years, and one that includes key LNG provisions.Read more

by: Michael Andrews, James Bowe, Thomas Spulak and Claudia Hrvatin

The Senate recently passed the Energy Policy Modernization Act, a bipartisan, broad based energy bill focusing on all forms of energy production and policies. The LNG industry, in particular, stands to benefit from key provisions in the bill.Read more

by: Michael Andrews

Congress is now considering a bipartisan bill authored by bill by Senators Murkowski and Cantwell described as an energy policy modernization act. The legislation broadly addresses energy production and policies concerning wind, solar, hydro, oil and gas and nuclear. Read more

by: Shannon Doyle Barna and Iain MacVay

Sanctions against Iran have been relaxed with the passage of Implementation Day under the previously agreed to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. This article explores the effect of Implementation Day on the U.S. and EU. Read more

by: King & Spalding

State Attorneys General Investigations and Enforcement: What to Expect in 2016 In recent years, state Attorneys General (“state AGs”) have significantly increased their investigative and enforcement... Read more

by: Michael Andrews

President Obama recently signed into law the omnibus bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year 2016. This bill benefits the energy industry by lifting the export ban on crude oil and extending renewable energy tax credits. Read more

by: Michael Andrews

The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to end the 40-year-old ban on the export of domestic crude oil. The Senate will next consider the issue and President Obama has vowed to veto any bill that would end the ban. Read more