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Source: Reuters

U.S. Supreme Court backs pipeline companies in New Jersey land dispute

Reuters


WASHINGTON  -The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of a consortium of energy companies including Enbridge Inc seeking to seize land owned by New Jersey to build a $1 billion natural gas pipeline despite the state’s objections.…

June 29, 2021 - 12:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Law, Pipeline News
Source: CNBC

U.S. Supreme Court backs refineries in biofuel waiver dispute

CNBC


The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday bolstered a bid by small oil refineries to seek exemptions from a federal law requiring increasing levels of ethanol and other renewable fuels to be blended into their products, a major setback for …

Source: Reuters

Texas governor backs Exxon Mobil petition in climate case

Reuters


The governor of Texas in an unusual move on Thursday asked the state’s Supreme Court to accept an Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) petition seeking to reverse a state court decision in a climate change case.

California municipal …

Source: Reuters

Oil companies defeat New York City appeal over global warming

Reuters


NEW YORK – A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected New York City’s effort to hold five major oil companies liable to help pay the costs of addressing harm caused by global warming.

Ruling in favor of BP Plc, …

April 1, 2021 - 10:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Crude Oil News, Energy News, Law
Source: Siemens Energy

General Electric accuses Siemens Energy of rigging dids using stolen trade secrets

Oil and Gas 360


NEW YORK (Reuters) – General Electric Co accused a Siemens Energy AG subsidiary of using stolen trade secrets to rig bids for lucrative contracts supplying gas turbines to public utilities, and cover up improper business gains …

January 15, 2021 - 9:30 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Law, Power Generation
The Pecos River flows outside Carlsbad, N.M. The river is at the center of a dispute between New Mexico and Texas that the Supreme Court will hear.
Photographer: Steven St John/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Supreme Court Environmental Cases Could Stretch to Climate, Coal

Bloomberg Law


The U.S. Supreme Court launches its new term with a light environmental docket and a heavy air of uncertainty, with a nomination battle raging and a global pandemic continuing to disrupt the institution’s normal order.

The court sits

September 29, 2020 - 2:07 pm Climate Change, Coal News, Law, US News
First State Investment’s Acquisition of 40% Stake in Terra-Gen – Latham & Watkins LLP legal council

First State Investment’s Acquisition of 40% Stake in Terra-Gen – Latham & Watkins LLP legal council

Global Legal Chronicle


Latham & Watkins LLP acted as Energy Capital Partners’ legal counsel, while Mayer Brown LLP, as lead transaction counsel to FSI.

First State Investments, a leading global investor in infrastructure, and Energy Capital Partners, a leading power …

Maine Supreme Court Rules Referendum on New England Clean Energy Connect Unconstitutional

Maine Supreme Court Rules Referendum on New England Clean Energy Connect Unconstitutional

Today the Maine Supreme Court issued a ruling that found the proposed citizen’s initia…

August 13, 2020 - 2:21 pm Energy News, Law, Press Releases, Regulatory, Renewable Energy
Argentine Supreme Court Rejects Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron

Argentine Supreme Court Rejects Fraudulent Ecuadorian Judgment Against Chevron

Argentina’s highest court unanimously rejected the plaintiffs’ final bid to e…

July 31, 2020 - 4:40 am International, Law, Press Releases
Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s “First-Day Motions” Approved By Court

Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s “First-Day Motions” Approved By Court

OKLAHOMA CITYJune 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (“the Court”) has approved the Company’s motions seeking a variety of “first-day” relief, including authority …

June 29, 2020 - 10:48 pm Bankruptcy, Energy News, Finance, Law, Press Releases
Notice to Oil and Gas Operators: Temporary Exceptions to Certain Administrative Rules

Notice to Oil and Gas Operators: Temporary Exceptions to Certain Administrative Rules

360 Feed Wire


In its open meeting today the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission), in recognition of the unprecedented national and global economic conditions currently impacting the oil and gas industry, took action to provide relief in the form of …

Enterprise Wins Favorable Ruling From Texas Supreme Court

Enterprise Wins Favorable Ruling From Texas Supreme Court

January 31, 2020 - 2:18 pm Law, Press Releases
Texas-based flatbed carrier with 260 trucks shuts down, citing insurance costs – This is a sign of tough times for Oil Field Service companies.

Texas-based flatbed carrier with 260 trucks shuts down, citing insurance costs – This is a sign of tough times for Oil Field Service companies.

Freightwaves


Flatbed truckload operators have been unprofitable for most of 2019

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: We have been watching the Oil Field Service (OFS) take serious losses due to the investor demand for short-term returns. Investors are …

RasGas Train 6 began liquified natural gas (LNG) production in 2009 and was joined by RasGas Train 7 in early 2010. ExxonMobil has an interest in all of Qatar's operating LNG trains, which have a total capacity of over 60 million tonnes per year.

ExxonMobil responds to verdict in suit by New York Attorney General

Exxon


ExxonMobil today issued the following statement in response to the verdict from the Supreme Court of the State of New York:

“Today’s ruling affirms the position ExxonMobil has held throughout the New York Attorney General’s baseless investigation. We provided …

Photo: Mayra Beltran

Exxon blasts N.Y. for walking back claims at end of trial

Houston Chronicle


The New York attorney general’s office dropped its claim that Exxon Mobil Corp. intentionally misled investors about how it accounts for the financial risks of climate change, significantly diminishing the state’s case in the last minutes of a …

Tillerson rejects NY claim that Exxon’s climate plan was fake

Tillerson rejects NY claim that Exxon’s climate plan was fake

Former Exxon Mobil Corp. Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson rejected the New York attorney general’s claim that for years he spearheaded a secret scheme to defraud investors by lying about how the oil company planned for the financial risks of …

Former Exxon Mobil CEO and former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives at New York State Supreme Court as an Exxon witness to testify as part of a trial in a lawsuit by New York's attorney general accusing the oil company of misleading investors about the risks of climate change regulations to its business in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Former Exxon chief Rex Tillerson to testify in climate change fraud trial

Reuters


Former Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson is expected to take the stand on Wednesday in a closely watched civil lawsuit accusing the company of hiding the true cost of climate change from investors.

The case in Manhattan …

Photo: Gene J. Puskar, Associated Press

Landmark climate trial turns on whether Exxon cooked the books

Houston Chronicle:


 

Last month, millions of people around the globe gathered to protest what they consider a dangerous lack of vision among nations and industries when it comes to combating global warming, and the burning of fossil fuels …

The Burnaby Terminal and Tank Farm, the terminus of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, is seen in an aerial photo over Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada June 29, 2019. Picture taken June 29, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Court suspends Alberta law curbing oil and gas flows to British Columbia

Source: Reuters


A Canadian court on Tuesday granted a temporary injunction against legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict the flow of oil and gas to neighboring British Columbia.

Alberta enacted Bill 12, dubbed the “turn off the taps …

Source: SEACOR

Galveston Company Enters Race to Supply IMO 2020 Fuels

From The Houston Chronicle


With a massive shift in the marine fuel market just months away from implementation, a Galveston fuel storage operator says it plans to operate a 50,000 barrel a day crude processing facility to meet new stricter …

Colorado Joins California in Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Cars

Colorado Joins California in Requiring Automakers to Sell More Electric Cars

From CNBC


Colorado has become the 11th state to adopt California’s zero-emission-vehicle mandate forcing automakers to sell more electric cars in the state.

The new rule was passed by Colorado’s air-quality commission by a vote of 8 to 1 on …

Source: Citgo

Citgo’s New CEO Confident in an Uncertain Time

From The Houston Chronicle


Houston’s Citgo Petroleum is under attack on multiple fronts. Creditors for its parent company want to seize its refineries. It’s at the center of a fight for control over Venezuela. The Justice Department is investigating it …

Source: Keystone-XL

Court Affirms Alternative Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Route Through Nebraska

From Reuters


A court in Nebraska on Friday affirmed an alternative route through the Midwest state for TC Energy Corp’s Keystone XL oil pipeline in the latest chapter in the nearly 10-year legal fight over the Canada to Texas pipeline.…

Source: Citgo

U.S. Court Confirms Citgo Board Appointed by Venezuela’s Opposition

From The Houston Chronicle


In a victory for Venezuela’s opposition government, a U.S. judge confirmed Citgo Petroleum’s board of directors appointed by Juan Guaido, squashing socialist leader Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to regain control over the Houston oil refiner.

On Wednesday …

Source: Citgo

Citgo to Appoint New CEO to Navigate Political, Legal Turmoil – Sources

From Reuters


Citgo Petroleum Corp has selected Carlos Jorda as its next chief executive, according to three people familiar with the matter, turning to a seasoned refinery expert and native Venezuelan to run a company facing legal attacks and working …

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

Trump Administration Moves to Limit State Powers to Block Pipelines, Terminals

From Reuters


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday unveiled a proposal that would curb state powers to block pipelines and other energy projects, as part of the Trump administration’s effort to boost domestic oil, gas and coal development.

The …

Texas County Sues Exxon Over Air Pollution from Petrochemical Fire – Official

Texas County Sues Exxon Over Air Pollution from Petrochemical Fire – Official

From Reuters


Harris County, Texas sued Exxon Mobil Corp on Thursday over pollution from a fire a day earlier at the company’s Baytown Olefins Plant, according to an attorney for the county.

The fire was being investigated by federal and …

Source: Reuters

Right-Wing Groups Ask Trump Not to Intervene With Citgo

From The Houston Chronicle


A bevy of right-wing groups are asking the Trump administration not to intercede on behalf of the Venezuelan opposition government to keep Citgo Petroleum from being seized and auctioned.

The Houston-based refiner Citgo is owned by …

Source: Citgo

Venezuela Faces the Loss of Citgo – and Desperately Needed Dollars

From The Houston Chronicle


Venezuela could lose its largest U.S. asset after a court allowed a Canadian gold miner to seize shares of Citgo Petroleum Corp.’s parent to satisfy an arbitration award.

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Monday that …

Source: NTSB

Company Responsible for Last Year’s Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions Settles Lawsuit for $143 Million

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

Columbia Gas and parent company NiSource will allocate a total of $1 billion to address the needs of affected communities
Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, in conjunction with its parent company NiSource