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Midstream Gathering Agreements Targeted by Recent Oil & Gas Bankruptcies
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2016

Continuing low oil and natural gas commodity prices have led to bargain prices at the pump, but also high tension in many boardrooms. This strain on

Energy Future Holdings (TXU) Files New Chapter 11 Plan
  • Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

On Sunday, May 1st, Energy Future Holdings Corp. (“EFH”) filed a new joint chapter 11 plan of reorganization and disclosure statement (the “New

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 3
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

Reuters recently reported that “the rout in crude prices is snowballing into one of the biggest avalanches in the history of corporate America, with

Decisions in Sabine Oil & Gas and Quicksilver Resources Inc. Bankruptcy Cases Will Have Broad Impact on Midstream and Exploration & Production Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

New York bankruptcy judge allows Sabine Oil & Gas to reject gathering agreements over the objections of midstream companies, finding that the

Quicksilver Drops Motion to Reject Midstream Agreements in Connection with Closing of Sale to BlueStone Natural Resources
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

On April 7, 2016, Quicksilver Resources Inc. ("Quicksilver") announced that it closed the sale of its U.S. assets for $245 million to BlueStone

Sabine: rejection of gas gathering agreements in restructuring
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

A March 8 2016 decision of the influential Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has attracted attention from - and caused concern

Kentucky bankruptcy court holds that coal mining lease is not an executory contract or unexpired lease and is transferable pursuant to section 363 despite an anti-assignment provision
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • July 20 2015

When a contract is called a lease and has some characteristics of a lease, but operates to grant the lessee the exclusive right to mine and remove

A closer look at the Satcon Technology bankruptcy
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2012

On October 17, 2012, Satcon Technology Corporation and various of its subsidiaries (collectively, "Satcon") filed chapter 11 petitions for bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

NAESB contract not protected by Bankruptcy Code safe harbor provisions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 8 2007

The decision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hutson v. Smithfield Packing Co. (In re National Gas Distributors, LLC) poses potentially serious problems for parties trading gas under the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) base contract

Do You Have the Energy? Low Oil Prices Fueling Energy Chapter 11 Filings
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2015

More than three dozen US energy industry companies (E&Ps) filed for chapter 11 this year, with three more - New Gulf Resources LLC, Magnum Hunter