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DLA Piper: Avoiding Multimillion-Dollar Liability For De Facto Partnership Breach Under Texas Law: One Useful Tip
Posted on 19 Mar 2014 by DLA Piper

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... 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

Babst Calland: Energy Transfer Partners Approves Construction of New Marcellus/Utica Pipeline
Posted on 7 Jul 2014 by Babst Calland

By Michael T. Altvater Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.’s board of directors has approved the construction of a new pipeline to transport gas to markets in the United States and Canada. The pipeline’s capacity is proposed to transport 2.2... Read More

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

Recording Memoranda of Pipeline Right-of-Way Option Agreements in Pennsylvania
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by Lisa McManus

By: Lisa C. McManus All agreements in writing that relate to real property situated in Pennsylvania by which the executing party grants, sells, or conveys any rights or privileges of a permanent nature pertaining to the property must be acknowledged... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Alaska Considering Investing Billions In Pipeline Project
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

A study commissioned by the state of Alaska that was released last week suggested that a direct investment by the state in a long-sought liquefied natural gas pipeline project might improve the project's prospects. The $424,000 study, conducted by... Read More

Lawsuit Filed Over Yellowstone River Oil Spill
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) Several landowners whose property was damaged when an ExxonMobil Corp. pipeline spilled oil into the Yellowstone River have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for long-term harm to their property and businesses. Attorney... Read More

Babst Calland: First Installment of Quadrennial Energy Review Recommends Investment in Energy Infrastructure
Posted on 12 May 2015 by Babst Calland

By Holly A. Pisanelli The White House recently released a report from the first Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) , focusing on U.S. energy transmission, storage and distribution infrastructure. In January 2014, President Obama directed the administration... Read More

Transco Asks FERC to Authorize Leidy Southeast Pipeline Project
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by Babst Calland

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (“Transco”) recently filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) for authorization to construct and operate the Leidy Southeast Project. According to the... Read More