Post Tagged with: "lawsuit"

Source: Houston Chronicle

Exxon, Shell face uphill legal battle over soured Nigerian deal

Houston Chronicle


Oil majors including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are facing uphill battles to convince U.S. courts to enforce multi-billion dollar arbitration awards they secured against Nigeria’s state oil company.

The companies accused the Nigerian National …

Source: Houston Chronicle

Judge dismisses Cheniere lawsuit against former CEO Charif Souki and Tellurian

Houston Chronicle


A lawsuit between rival liquefied natural gas companies Cheniere Energy and Tellurian has been dismissed just days before jury selection was set to begin.

State district court Judge Fredericka Phillips in Houston signed an order Thursday dismissing Cheniere’s …

January 31, 2020 - 2:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, LNG, Natural Gas News, People
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: 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

Ecuadorian Plaintiffs End Litigation Against Chevron

Ecuadorian Plaintiffs End Litigation Against Chevron

Ecuadorian Plaintiffs End Fraudulent Litigation Against Chevron

Source: Keystone-XL

Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Pursue New Legal Challenge

From The Seattle Times


BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Environmentalists asked a federal judge on Monday to cancel approvals issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, opening another front in the legal …

North Dakota to Sue Washington State Over Oil Standard for Rail Shipments

North Dakota to Sue Washington State Over Oil Standard for Rail Shipments

From the Associated Press/O.Canada.com

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is preparing to sue Washington state over a new Washington law requiring oil shipped by rail through that state to have more of its volatile gases removed, which supporters say would …

May 10, 2019 - 7:28 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Regulatory
Sears Sues Former CEO, his Hedge Fund, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for Stripping Sears of Assets Worth Billions as it Headed to Bankruptcy

Sears Sues Former CEO, his Hedge Fund, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for Stripping Sears of Assets Worth Billions as it Headed to Bankruptcy

Lawsuit alleges property was fraudulently transferred

From the Chicago Tribune

Sears Holdings Corp. has filed a lawsuit against its former chairman and CEO, Edward Lampert, and his hedge fund, claiming they wrongly siphoned $2 billion in assets from the …

April 18, 2019 - 7:33 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Law
New Orleans Sues Energy Firms over Coastal Erosion

New Orleans Sues Energy Firms over Coastal Erosion

Suit says coastal land loss could cost the state more than $133 billion in lost capital

From the Associated Press/FOX 8

The City of New Orleans is suing several oil and gas companies over coastal erosion.

Mayor Latoya Cantrell on …

April 2, 2019 - 5:16 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Law
Texas Jury Nails Frac Company with $101 Million Verdict

Texas Jury Nails Frac Company with $101 Million Verdict

From FreightWaves

A jury verdict in a Texas court last week against an oil service company may have set the record for the largest civil penalty ever handed down in an accident involving a truck.

The $101 million verdict exceeds …

Supreme Court Hands Seismic Patent Owner a Win

Supreme Court Hands Seismic Patent Owner a Win

WesternGeco sued ION in 2009 for patent infringement

From National Law Review

On June 22, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held that a patent owner can collect lost foreign profits for use of an infringing product outside the U.S.…

June 28, 2018 - 6:23 am Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News, Law
Judge Throws Out Calif. Cities’ Climate Change Suits against Five Oil Producers

Judge Throws Out Calif. Cities’ Climate Change Suits against Five Oil Producers

Northern California U.S. District Judge William Alsup has dismissed the climate change lawsuits filed against BP (NYSE: BP), Chevron (NYSE: CVX), ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), Exxon Mobil (NYSE: XOM), and Shell (NYSE: RDS.A)  by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland.…

June 26, 2018 - 3:31 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Law, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Boulder, Boulder County, and San Miguel County File Climate-Change Lawsuit Against Exxon, Suncor

Boulder, Boulder County, and San Miguel County File Climate-Change Lawsuit Against Exxon, Suncor

Colorado municipalities follow California and New York over fossil fuel use

From Westword

Boulder County, the City of Boulder and San Miguel County have filed an environmental lawsuit against two multibillion-dollar oil and gas corporations over climate-change impacts in Colorado.…

April 25, 2018 - 7:50 am Closing Bell Story‎, Law
San Francisco and Oakland Sue Oil Companies for Producing Fossil Fuels

San Francisco and Oakland Sue Oil Companies for Producing Fossil Fuels

“…defendants continue to engage in massive fossil fuel production. They also continue to promote fossil fuels, and have developed multi-decade future business plans based upon increased fossil fuel usage even as global warming has progressed into a severe danger zone…” 

Alaska in Talks to Purchase ConocoPhillips’ Nikiski Kenai LNG Facility

Environmental Group Poses Legal Challenge to U.S.’s Largest Proposed LNG Project

The Center for Biological Diversity announced its attempt to intervene in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission proceedings on the state of Alaska’s plans to build the nation’s largest-ever liquid natural-gas project.

Alaska LNG had been described as a “gigaproject” by those …

Case That Would Restrict Colorado Oil & Gas Permitting Wins a Reversal in Appeals Court

Case That Would Restrict Colorado Oil & Gas Permitting Wins a Reversal in Appeals Court

The majority opinion conjures a condition precedent out of grammatical thin air, which now enshrines the “precautionary principle” in Colorado law.  This has been a goal of environmental advocates pursuant to COGCC rulemaking for many years – API/CPA

In February, …

Environmental Movement Targets FERC to Stop New Pipelines – An Exclusive Interview

Environmental Movement Targets FERC to Stop New Pipelines – An Exclusive Interview

U.S. Shale Gas Needs More Pipelines to Move the Gas to Market, but Anti-Fossil Fuel Groups are Out to Stop Pipelines

In the past ten years, the shale revolution has changed the U.S. energy landscape. The economic extraction of oil …

ValueAct Sued by DOJ Over Halliburton-Baker Hughes Acquisition

ValueAct Sued by DOJ Over Halliburton-Baker Hughes Acquisition

What defines a passive investor as opposed to an activist investor?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Monday April 4, 2016, that legal action has been taken against ValueAct Capital for their activist investor position related to the merger …

Pipe destined for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline is stockpiled near Gascoyne, N.D. (CBC)

Does TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Stand a Snowball’s Chance in Court?

Oil & Gas 360® polled three international law experts to gauge the viability of the $15 billion Keystone XL legal action by TransCanada

The saga that started back in 2008 continues.

The Keystone XL oil pipeline did not die with …

(FILES) This file photo dated 08 September, 2004 shows a PetroChina gas station attendant in Beijing returning the nozzle at the pumps.  Fidelity Investments, the world's largest mutual fund firm, has sold the bulk of its American Depositary Receipts (ADR) in PetroChina amid pressure from United States activists upset over its parent's interests in Sudan, reports said 17 May 2007.  AFP PHOTO / FILES / Frederic J. BROWN

PetroChina Wins Dismissal of U.S. Lawsuit

Investors sue PetroChina for violating U.S. securities laws

U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos in Manhattan dismissed claims against Chinese oil giant PetroChina (ticker: PTR) regarding declines in the company’s share price after company officials were included in an anti-graft probe …

August 5, 2015 - 4:11 pm International, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
Colorado and North Dakota Join Wyoming in Lawsuit v. BLM Rulemaking

Colorado and North Dakota Join Wyoming in Lawsuit v. BLM Rulemaking

Three States are Suing the Federal Government to Preserve State Jurisdiction

A federal judge has decided to allow North Dakota and Colorado to join a Wyoming lawsuit that challenges new rules from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management regarding drilling …