by: C. Brannon Robertson

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed expanding its pipeline permitting process, including requiring applicants to provide a sworn statement and documentation supporting any claim that a proposed pipeline will function as a common carrier line.Read more

by: Christine Savage, Iain MacVay, Mark Wasden, Jane Cohen, Sajid Ahmed, Shannon Doyle Barna and Clinton Long

In response to the continuing conflict in Ukraine, the United States and European Union have targeted Russia’s energy sector with a variety of sanctions.Read more

by: Neil Levy, David Tewksbury, Ashley Parrish and Stephanie Lim

On August 15, 2014, the D.C. Circuit issued a per curiam decision rejecting challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Order No. 1000 rulemaking brought by certain petitioners, including... Read more

by: Rory Connor

Introduction Mr Justice Akenhead’s judgment in the case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar[2014] EWHC 1028 (TCC) provides judicial guidance on the interpretation... Read more

by: Merrick White and David Phua (潘永光)

A number of significant challenges confront the long term growth of the natural gas market in China. Nevertheless, both pipeline gas and LNG imports into China have favourable prospects for significant growth in the coming years.Read more

by: Adrian Talamantes and Kenneth Culotta

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto recently promulgated 21 new and amended laws which regulate last December´s historic constitutional energy reform. Among others, the new laws include a Hydrocarbons Law, which governs the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors, a Hydrocarbons Revenues Law, which governs the manner in which the State may generate income in such sectors, and the Law of Pemex, which governs the conversion of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Mexico´s national oil company, into a “productive state enterprise”. Read more

by: Philip Weems and Nina Howell

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. During the intervening years, Japanese companies have been central to establishing the LNG industry as a major source of global energy supply. Read more

by: Cynthia AM Stroman

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently published a request for information on changes for its Risk Management Program accident prevention regulations under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act.Read more

by: Sara Peters

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to strengthen safety standards for rail transport of crude, ethanol, and other flammable liquids.Read more

by: Bryan Adams

Constantly looking for ways to increase productivity and efficiency, the energy industry is increasingly looking to innovative software solutions from technology vendors. This article offers suggestions for a company to follow when negotiating a software license agreement.Read more