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US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Confirms Limited Partners In Investment Fund Not Jurisdictional Public Utilities Or Holding Companies, Are Exempt From Identification In Related Section 203 And Market-Based Rate Applications
On December 22, 2015, the US FERC granted a petition for declaratory order by Starwood Energy Global Group and certain of its Project Companies that are jurisdictional public utilities relating to current and future investments in public utilities made through various limited liability private equity investment funds managed or controlled by Starwood Energy Group.
United States
5 Jan 2016
Obama Administration and Five US States Sign Memorandum Promising Greater Collaboration Regarding Offshore Wind Energy Development In The Great Lakes
Following the precedent of the Obama administration’s Smart from the Start initiative to speed offshore wind energy development off the Atlantic Coast
United States
5 Apr 2012
US EPA Proposes to Control Air Emissions from Hydraulic Fracturing and other Oil and Gas Operations
On July 28, 2011, the US Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA" or "the Agency") announced the release of a 604-page suite of proposed air regulations for oil and gas production, processing, transmission, and storage.
United States
19 Aug 2011
FERC Issues Order Concerning Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation
On July 21, 2011, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 1000, a landmark order regarding transmission planning and allocation of the related costs.
United States
29 Jul 2011
US EPA Proposes New Regulations that will Shape the Future of the Renewable Fuels Industry for 2010 and Beyond
On May 26, 2009, the US Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rulemaking (RFS NOPR) that would amend and significantly expand the regulations governing the use of renewable fuels in the transportation sector.
United States
29 May 2009
US EPA Proposes Mandatory GHG Reporting
On March 10, 2009, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 1410 page proposal to require mandatory reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States.
United States
13 Mar 2009
SEC Issues New Oil and Gas Disclosure Rules, Gives Transition Guidance
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published final rules and interpretations regarding its oil and gas reporting requirements.
United States
4 Mar 2009
Energy Tax Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”).
United States
25 Feb 2009
SEC Revises Oil And Gas Company Reporting Requirements Regarding Energy Reserves
On December 31, 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it approved the proposed revisions to oil and gas reserves reporting requirements.
United States
9 Jan 2009
FERC Clarifies Its Jurisdiction Under Section 203(a)(2) of the Federal Power Act and Filing Requirements Under the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 2005
On November 20, 2008, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued two important orders relevant to investment companies, advisers, and other entities that engage in the acquisition of securities in electric utilities and electric utility holding companies.
United States
25 Nov 2008
The Screws Tighten — FTC Proposes Rule That Would Impose Severe Penalties For Fraud In Petroleum Markets
Some blame the recent increases in the price of oil and gasoline on "market manipulation" by oil companies, or investors who trade in petroleum futures.
United States
27 Aug 2008
IRS Narrows Definition Of "Liquid Hydrocarbons Derived from Biomass"
Notice 2007-97, released by the IRS on November 13, 2007, originally as Notice 2007-92, made a narrow retroactive change (back to October 1, 2006) to the definition of "liquid hydrocarbons derived from biomass" for purposes of the alternative fuel credit and alternative fuel mixture credit, to clarify the definition to exclude oil, natural gas, coal, or any product derived from these three products.
United States
27 Nov 2007
New Mexico District Court Refuses to Block Energy Merger
The federal district court of New Mexico refused to grant the Federal Trade Commission’s motion for a preliminary injunction to stop the proposed merger between Western Refining, Inc. and Giant Industries, Inc. Federal Trade Commission v. Foster, et al., No. CIV 07-352 (D.N.M. May 29, 2007).
United States
24 Aug 2007
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms FERC’s Income Tax Allowance Policy For Limited Partnerships
On May 29, 2007, in ExxonMobil Oil Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, No. 04-1102, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit resolved a long-contested issue regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) income tax allowance (ITA) policy for pipelines operating as limited partnerships.
United States
15 Aug 2007
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