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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Court Ruling a Victory for Kentucky Pipeline Eminent Domain Opponents
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By J. Kevin West On March 25, 2014, a Circuit Court in Kentucky ruled in favor of those opposed to an interstate natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) pipeline’s potential use of eminent domain under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky... Read More

DLA Piper Energy Bulletin
Posted on 30 Jun 2015 by DLA Piper

This regular publication by DLA Piper lawyers focuses on helping clients navigate the ever-changing business, legal and regulatory landscape. • Railroad industry leader sees jump ahead in volume of crude-by-rail. Are oil companies... Read More

Cadwalader: Initial Decision Finds that BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market in Texas
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“ FERC ” or “ Commission ”) Administrative Law Judge (“ ALJ ”) issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc. et al. (“... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Releases 2015 Energy Primer
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 27, 2015, FERC released its 2015 version of the Energy Primer: A Handbook of Energy Market Basics (“Energy Primer”). The Energy Primer was developed by staff from the Division of Energy Market Oversight within FERC’s Office of... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC and CFTC Reach Agreement on Information Sharing and Jurisdiction
Posted on 9 Jan 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities have reached agreement on two memoranda of understanding (“ MOUs ”) required by the Dodd-Frank... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: D.C. Circuit Ruling Has Potential Implications for Natural Gas Pipeline and LNG Projects Under FERC Environmental Review
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected certain portions of an environmental analysis conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission"). This turn of events is likely... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: FERC Issues Proposal to Ease Regulation of Gen-Tie Lines
Posted on 4 Jun 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

By Kurt R. Rempe FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines (gen-tie lines) to interconnect their projects to... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Office of Energy Projects Issues Best Practices Manual
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 28, 2012, FERC’s Office of Energy Projects (“OEP”) released a 32-page manual titled “Suggested Best Practices for Industry Outreach Programs to Stakeholders” (“Manual”). In doing so, OEP states that the... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Holds that Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Resources can Participate in PJM Transition Auctions for New Capacity Product
Posted on 4 Aug 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 22, 2015, the Commission determined that demand response and energy efficiency resources should be able to participate in two PJM Interconnection LLC (“PJM”) transition auctions created to implement a new capacity product called Capacity... Read More