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FERC assesses penalties for late qualifying facility self-certifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

A recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) demonstrates the importance of timely compliance with the qualifying facilities (“QF”) regulations


Federal government stepping up criminal enforcement actions against oil and gas drilling companies
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 28 2013

In the last few months, the federal government has ramped up criminal enforcement actions against oil and gas drilling companies for violations of


Senators ask EPA to end hydraulic fracturing investigation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

U.S. Republican Senators David Vitter (R-LA), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Tom Coburn (R-OK), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), sent a letter to EPA


CFTC Chairman Gensler testifies on OTC derivatives markets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

Yesterday, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing regarding the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, particularly with respect to the energy markets


FERC issues new civil penalty guidelines based on US sentencing guidelines
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2010

In another step in the evolution of its enforcement program, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the "Commission") recently announced a statement of policy that revises the Commission's approach to imposing civil penalties for violations of its statutes and regulations by adopting the approach of the United States Sentencing Guidelines for organizations


U.S. buyer of Canadian natural gas challenges customs fees
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 21 2010

The U.S. Court of International Trade has been asked to consider the applicability of the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) to natural gas imported into the United States via pipeline, an issue that could make a difference of more than $10,000 per month to many importers of natural gas and possibly other commodities imported by pipeline


FERC asserts jurisdiction over bundled REC sales
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued an order to clarify the circumstance under which its regulatory authority extends over sales of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs); specifically, when such a sale is bundled with the sale of electric energy at wholesale


Southern Montana Electric seeks DOE funding
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2007

Southern Montana Electric (SME) is seeking funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to make its proposed Highwood coal-fired power plant a carbon-sequestration demonstration facility


EPA releases analysis of Waxman-Markey
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2009

The EPA released its analysis of the Waxman-Markey legislation, as reported out of the Energy & Commerce Committee in May


FERC suspends recently issued civil penalty guidelines to request public comments and narrows scope of the enforcement hotline
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2010

As we recently advised (March 23, 2010, Energy Advisory), in March 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) adopted new civil penalty guidelines based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines