A federal judge has determined that Kansas' statutes governing natural gas storage violate federal regulations, awarding summary judgment to Colorado Interstate Gas Co. in its suit seeking declaratory relief against five state officials.
The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee has advanced a bill that would establish a $6 billion rebate program for the installation of energy efficient home upgrades.
A San Diego pension fund has appealed the dismissal of a securities fraud and breach of contract suit against hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC, which collapsed in 2006 after squandering more than $6 billion in poorly made bets in the natural gas sector.
The recent deadly blast at a Massey Energy Co.-operated mine has spurred sweeping action to address safety deficiencies at coal mines across the U.S., with federal lawmakers pledging to come down hard on companies that have shirked their responsibilities to keep workers safe.
The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking to throw out a lawsuit brought by LG Electronics USA Inc. over a department challenge to the appliance maker's contention that certain refrigerator-freezers are subject to a settlement regarding the Energy Star label on French door refrigerators.
A putative class of CNX Gas Corp. shareholders has launched a breach of fiduciary duty suit seeking to block Consol Energy Inc.'s $960 million plan to acquire the remaining shares of the coalbed methane gas producer.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of the Interior is failing to keep accurate tabs on royalty payments to the federal government by companies leasing public lands for oil and natural gas extraction, costing taxpayers potentially billions in lost revenue.
A coalition of environmental groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council has accused the Canadian government of failing to enforce anti-pollution laws related to oil sands reserves in violation of its commitments under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Energy company Apache Corp. announced Thursday that it would purchase Mariner Energy Inc. for $2.7 billion, on the heels of news that it was buying Devon Energy Corp.'s Gulf of Mexico shelf assets for $1.05 billion.
Kirkland & Ellis LLP partner Elaine Walsh’s work on high-stakes transactional, regulatory and litigation matters for energy companies — including successfully defending NRG Energy Inc. against a hostile takeover bid from Exelon Corp. — earns her a spot on Law360’s list of 10 energy lawyers under 40 to watch.
A judge has allowed Superior Energy Services LLC to proceed with a contract suit against ship builder Boconco Inc. over the ownership of engine components, despite Boconco’s contentions that the matter should have been resolved under a previous settlement.
Citgo Petroleum Corp. and other companies have balked at Lyondell Chemical Co.'s proposed cure costs, accusing the bankrupt chemical company of not ponying up more than $6 million in claims.
Citing concerns about both the commitment of the named plaintiffs and the adequacy of their counsel, a federal judge has decertified a class of royalty interest owners who accused XTO Energy Inc. of giving them short shrift on natural gas royalties.
The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced it will begin evaluating environmental and scientific information to aid decision-making on future leasing in the Arctic Ocean, following an Obama administration decision to suspend lease sales in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas.
The U.S. Department of Labor has discovered a glitch in the computer program it uses to screen mines, which caused it to fail to count eight safety citations at the Massey Energy Co.-operated mine where a blast killed 29 workers in West Virginia.
The U.S. government has temporarily halted its efforts to shut down the Yucca Mountain site following a slew of objections, the latest coming in a lawsuit by Washington state alleging that the decision to kill plans to turn the site into a nuclear repository with no identified alternative puts people and the environment at risk.
A federal appeals court has granted the Missouri Public Service Commission's request to vacate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's decision to include acquisition premium costs in the initial service rate determination for a new federally regulated interstate natural gas company.
Mountain V Oil & Gas Inc. is asking for summary judgment in a breach of contract suit brought against the company by Kingsly Compression Inc. over the lease of a 2,000 horsepower Kingsly natural gas compressor.
The federal government has lost a bid to bar Nycal Offshore Development Corp. from pursuing damages, instead of restitution, for lost profits related to a number of offshore oil lease contracts the government breached.
Former residents of the shuttered Ujima Village housing complex, which was built on the site of a former oil tank storage facility, have filed a suit against Los Angeles County and Exxon Mobil Corp. for exposure to toxins they say have already claimed the lives of at least 38 people.