• October 12, 2007

    Louisiana Calls On EPA To Oppose Arkansas Permit

    The Louisiana attorney general has urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to object to a wastewater discharge permit that Arkansas granted to El Dorado Chemical Co., Lion Oil Co. and Great Lakes Chemical Corp.

  • October 12, 2007

    Judge OKs Calpine Agreement With HSBC

    A judge signed off on a settlement between bankrupt energy company Calpine Corp. and HSBC Bank, ending a battle over nearly $110 million in claims.

  • October 11, 2007

    Dow To Begin Talks With EPA Over Dioxin Cleanup

    Dow Chemical said Thursday it had agreed to enter into negotiations with the U.S. Environmental and Protection Agency for a plan to clean up dioxin contamination in Michigan’s Tittabawassee River stemming from one of the company’s plants.

  • October 11, 2007

    Global Power Inches Closer To Ch. 11 Exit

    A judge gave bankrupt Global Power Equipment Group Inc. more time to solicit approval of its Chapter 11 reorganization plan, just as the company reached a settlement agreement with its equity committee and noteholders.

  • October 11, 2007

    EU Approves Distrigas Commitments To Open Market

    The European Commission announced on Thursday that it has officially approved an agreement by Distrigas AG, Belgium's main gas distributor, to address concerns about the company's long-term gas supply contracts, a move it says will help open the country's gas market.

  • October 11, 2007

    Calpine, Creditors Challenge Holders Over Appeal

    Calpine Corp.’s shareholders’ appeal of the company's disclosure statement confirmation is simply an attempt to delay the company’s emergence from bankruptcy and gain bargaining power, Calpine and its creditors said Tuesday.

  • October 11, 2007

    Asarco Settles With Majority Bondholder

    Asarco LLC said Wednesday that it had settled a dispute with hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners over what access it would have to the bankrupt copper mining company's business records.

  • October 11, 2007

    Energy Transfer Partners Faces Class Action

    A putative class action lawsuit has been filed against Energy Transfer Partners LP alleging the natural gas transport and storage company illegally manipulated the price of natural gas futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • October 10, 2007

    Rowan Enters Guilty Plea Over Gulf Of Mexico Pollution

    Oil and gas drilling firm Rowan Companies Inc. pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three felony counts related to discharging pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico from an offshore oil rig, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • October 10, 2007

    Day Pitney Beefs Up Energy Ranks

    The energy practice at Day Pitney is now two partners stronger, thanks to a decision by a pair of Nixon Peabody veterans to jump ship and join the firm's New York office.

  • October 10, 2007

    IOSTAR Partners Stole Nuclear Power Secrets: Suit

    An aerospace company has shot off a lawsuit against three business associates, accusing them of stealing confidential technology it developed to build nuclear generation plants that can be used as power telecommunications satellites.

  • October 10, 2007

    Two Marine-Hose Defendants Seek Dismissal

    In a proposed class action accusing several companies and individuals of fixing prices, rigging bids and allocating markets in the marine-hose industry, one Italian manufacturer and the president of one French manufacturer have asked to be dismissed from the litigation.

  • October 10, 2007

    Plaintiffs Appeal Ruling In BP Crude Oil Futures Case

    Investors that accused BP America Inc. of manipulating the price of crude oil futures and options contracts have decided to fight a district court decision to toss their complaint, notifying the court that they will appeal to the U.S Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  • October 11, 2007

    Bush OKs EPA Funding For Pesticide Controls

    President George W. Bush has renewed legislation providing funding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's program to examine pesticides before they are sold and recheck them on a regular basis, drawing wide praise from environmentalists, industry members and labor organizations.

  • October 11, 2007

    Moncrief Oil Sues Gazprom Over Siberian Gas Field

    In its latest attempt to void a joint venture between Russian energy titan OAO Gazprom and German chemical company BASF AG, Texas-based Moncrief Oil International Inc. has sued Gazprom in Germany.

  • October 17, 2007

    Clean Energy Push Fuels IP, Energy Interplay

    Concerns about climate change, national security and pollution have coalesced to make intellectual property an increasingly important issue for energy companies, which have stepped up research and development, as well as patent applications, geared toward creating and protecting technology to tackle these issues, experts say.

  • November 1, 2007

    Record-Breaking Enviro Fines Don't Tell Full Story

    Though recent headlines over multimillion-dollar penalties levied against several energy giants may make it seem like the federal government has stepped up enforcement, in reality the picture is much more complicated, lawyers say.

  • October 16, 2007

    Ethanol Restructurings On The Horizon

    An ethanol boom spurred by federal funding, private investment and intense farm lobby support is now quickly fading. And many companies may find themselves bankrupt after the impending shake-up of the ethanol industry, lawyers say.

  • October 10, 2007

    DuPont Shells Out For Spelter Smelter's Neighbors

    A jury ordered DuPont on Wednesday to foot the bills for Spelter, W. Va., residents’ medical monitoring in the wake of last week's finding that the chemical behemoth was negligent in its treatment of a contaminated 112-acre waste site there.

  • October 9, 2007

    Consumers Reinforce Claims Of Fraud At The Pump

    Gas consumers across the United States' warmer regions stepped up their crusade against so-called hot fuel Monday when they filed a new 143-page, 39-count complaint in the multidistrict action now consolidated in Kansas.