Getty Properties Corp. has signed a confidential agreement to end 27 lawsuits stemming from the contamination of water supplies with gasoline additive methyl tertiary-butyl ether, the latest settlement in a sprawling multidistrict litigation over the issue.
A subsidiary of Canadian oil company Enbridge Inc. is set to shell out between $40 million and $60 million in cleanup costs related to an oil spill from its pipeline in a Chicago suburb earlier this month.
Five former SemGroup LP executives have agreed to fork over $30 million to settle breach of contract and other charges related to the unauthorized sale of crude oil options that led to the now-solvent petroleum distributor’s bankruptcy.
Sens. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Benjamin L. Cardin, D-Md., have introduced legislation that aims to shine a spotlight on holders of U.S. oil and gas leases that may be working with Iran to circumvent recently enacted sanctions.
Wading into a $2.2 million oil well contract dispute between Energy Partners Ltd. and Petro Ventures Inc., a federal judge has refused to exonerate Energy Partners, the plaintiff, of responsibility for plugging a damaged well.
The Center for Biological Diversity has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to stop planned repairs to a natural gas pipeline that passes through the habitat of the threatened loach minnow in the San Francisco River.
A federal judge has denied Massey Energy Co. the power to take photographs and gather its own physical evidence at its destroyed Upper Big Branch Mine, finding the government's handling of the investigation into the fatal mine explosion to be enough.
Chevron Corp. has won permission to conduct limited discovery of a scientific consultant it accuses of wrongfully withholding information relevant to its efforts to fight a multibillion-dollar environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.
A federal judge has affirmed a jury's verdict that Sercel Inc. infringed an Ion Geophysical Corp. patent for seismic sensor technology used in the oil and gas industry, but cut the damages award from $25.2 million to $10.7 million.
Pacific Energy Resources Ltd. has asked a bankruptcy court to sign off on a stipulation in which it would allow more than $40 million in claims from Alaska in order to resolve a dispute over several oil and gas leases.
A federal judge has granted the American Small Business League the entirety of its attorneys' fees in a Freedom of Information Act dispute with the U.S. Department of Energy over reports for contracts awarded to Bechtel Corp.
The United States is at risk of falling behind other countries in the development of clean energy technology because people are fearful of investing when the country lacks a consistent policy framework, witnesses said at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing Wednesday.
In a bid to bolster its North American solar panel business, Japanese electronics manufacturer Sharp Corp. announced Wednesday that it had acquired Recurrent Energy in a $305 million all-cash deal.
Sens. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., have introduced legislation to create a national renewable electricity standard under which utilities would be required to obtain a significant percentage of power from renewable sources of energy.
The state of Florida, which has been locked in a battle with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over water control in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint rivers basin near the borders of Alabama, Georgia and Florida, has appealed its loss of National Environmental Policy Act challenges to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has put off making a decision on requests by numerous energy companies, including ConocoPhillips Co. and Chevron USA Inc., that FERC reconsider a July ruling that prohibited certain types of transactions involving intrastate pipelines.
A federal judge on Tuesday approved a $4.3 million deal that resolves a suit against the former Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co., which has since been absorbed by energy provider Vectren Corp., and others over a cleanup of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls at two former scrap yards
Investors have revised a putative securities class action that accuses Constellation Energy Group Inc., certain board members and a host of underwriters of misstatements related to a stock offering in 2008, in response to a federal judge's decision to toss several claims.
Arguing that new federal mining regulations regarding Clean Water Act permits are threatening the coal industry, the National Mining Association has asked a judge to block enforcement of the rules.
High-profile corruption and bribery cases involving overseas officials show no signs of letting up, and China stands at the top of the list of potential legal danger zones for U.S. companies trying to work within the bounds of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, experts say.