Energy

  • April 16, 2007

    Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw

    With about 300 lawyers working on energy matters, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has the experience and depth to deal with increasing globalization, the firm said.

  • April 16, 2007

    FTC Seeks To Block Pennsylvania Gas Co. Acquisition

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday requested a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction over the proposed acquisition of a Pennsylvania natural gas company, the same day the state’s Public Utility Commission approved the sale.

  • April 16, 2007

    Judge Issues Temporary Block Of Refiners' Merger

    A federal judge on Friday put a temporary restraining order on a proposed $1.4 billion merger between two oil refineries in response to a Federal Trade Commission complaint alleging the deal would reduce New Mexico’s light petroleum supply and impede a future drop in prices.

  • April 16, 2007

    Jones Day Hires Former DOJ Official

    International law firm Jones Day LLP expanded it U.S. competition practice on Monday with the addition of energy specialist Bruce McDonald, the former deputy assistant attorney general in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division.

  • April 17, 2007

    Firm Profile: Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati’s clean technology and renewable energy practice group has been built on the firm’s experience and expertise in intellectual property, environmental law and financing in the venture capital and corporate arenas.

  • April 17, 2007

    Chadbourne Reestablishes Dubai Office

    After a 14-year absence, Chadbourne & Parke LLP will once again open an office in the United Arab Emirates, the firm said Monday.

  • April 13, 2007

    Entergy Nets $220M In Katrina Aid

    Moving ever closer to exiting from bankruptcy, Entergy New Orleans has received a bulk of the funds necessary to complete its reorganization and emerge from Chapter 11 after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • April 13, 2007

    Lost Oil Royalties Could Cost U.S. Billions: Report

    The U.S. government could lose billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties if a lawsuit challenging its authority to collect the payments is successful, a congressional report has claimed.

  • April 13, 2007

    Sunoco Exposes Consumers To Identity Theft: Suit

    Gas station operator Sunoco Inc. faces a consumer class action over claims the company is putting customers at risk of identity theft by failing to block out credit card information on sales receipts.

  • April 13, 2007

    Refining Company Admits It Polluted Illegally

    A California oil refining company that intentionally pumped contaminated wastewater into the ground and then lied about it to the government has agreed to pay a fine of $1 million and other restitution.

  • April 13, 2007

    Asset Freeze Extended For TXU Traders

    A British couple who have been accused of engaging in insider trading in the days leading up to the $32 billion buyout of energy company TXU will have to wait a little longer to access their bank accounts, after a judge extended a freeze on their asserts.

  • April 12, 2007

    Lawmaker Sends TXU Allegations To State AG

    Responding to allegations that TXU Corp. and the private equity firms vying to buy it may have acted illegally, a Texas legislator said he will send the case to the state attorney general for a deeper investigation.

  • April 12, 2007

    Cold War Nuclear Workers Sue DOL

    Six former nuclear power plant workers who are “on death’s door” after suffering radiation-related illnesses have launched a class action suit against U.S. Department of Labor officials for allegedly delaying or restricting medical care essential to their survival.

  • April 12, 2007

    Lawyers Are Big Winners In Shell Settlement

    Lawyers reaped a massive $47 million in fees for their work in reaching a historic $456 million payout for Shell shareholders over the 2004 oil reserves scandal.

  • April 12, 2007

    Calif. Utilities Sue Over Energy Crisis Refunds

    Several California utilities filed suit on Wednesday against 18 cities and municipalities in an effort to recover $475 million they were overcharged for electric power during the California energy crisis.

  • April 12, 2007

    FERC Orders Look Into Enron Attorneys’ Conduct

    After much urging, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has ordered hearings to determine whether Enron Corp. attorneys and consultants should be suspended from practicing before the commission amid allegations that they willfully gave misleading evidence at a 2001 hearing.

  • April 12, 2007

    Appeals Court Sides With IRS In Tax Spat With Exxon

    Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. has lost its bid for a bigger income tax refund after overpaying the Internal Revenue Service more than $560 million.

  • April 11, 2007

    Distrigas Addresses EU’s Concerns

    Belgium’s main gas distributor Distrigas AG has taken steps to alleviate antitrust concerns over its long-term gas supply contracts, the European Commission announced Wednesday.

  • April 11, 2007

    Reliant Energy Accused Of Polluting River

    An environmental group has filed a lawsuit against Reliant Energy Inc. alleging that a coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania is dumping millions of gallons of wastewater tainted with dangerous concentrations of metals into a local river.

  • April 11, 2007

    EPA Unveils Renewable Fuel Standards

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday launched new standards to boost the use of alternative fuels and modernize emissions standards for cars and trucks, one week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the agency wrongly inferred that it did not have the power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions.