Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: Commodity Markets' Enforcement Landscape To Shift With Federal Trade Commission's Launch Of First Crude Oil Investigation Under 2007 Law

Today [June 21, 2011], Senator Jay Rockefeller announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has agreed to start an investigation into oil and gasoline markets and the impact on retail prices. In a letter to Senator Rockefeller announcing the investigation, the FTC indicated that it was attempting...

Could Proposed Keystone Pipeline From Canada To Texas Push Whooping Crane To Extinction?

By Leda Huta, Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition If you were to choose a route through which to move toxic, highly corrosive, sludgy crude oil, would you place it on the same narrow corridor used by one of the world's most endangered birds? The Canadian energy company TransCanada...

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court defending federal oil and gas leasing in the nation’s...

DLA Piper: Avoiding Multimillion-Dollar Liability For De Facto Partnership Breach Under Texas Law: One Useful Tip

By Ileana Blanco After a lengthy trial, a Dallas jury has found that a de facto partnership existed between Energy Transfers Partners, L.P. (ETP) and Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. “to market and pursue a pipeline project to transport crude oil from Cushing, Oklahoma to the Gulf Coast.”...