We use cookies to customise content for your subscription and for analytics.
If you continue to browse Lexology, we will assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. For further information please read our Cookie Policy.

Articles: 1-10 of 26

Industry Impact from Criminal Verdict in Pipeline Oil Spill

USA - September 17 2018 On September 7, 2018, a jury in a California state court found Plains All American Pipeline guilty on 9 criminal counts, stemming from a release of…

Hurricane Preparedness in High Gear on East Coast

USA - September 12 2018 Hurricane season is upon us, with Hurricane Florence nearing Category 5 strength as it makes its way towards landfall in the Carolinas, currently…

Draft Pipeline Risk Modeling Report Issued for Public Comment

USA - September 4 2018 As part of its integrity management regulatory scheme, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is requesting comments on a…

As LNG Permitting Delays Continue, PHMSA to Assist FERC

USA - August 28 2018 The liquified natural gas (LNG) export boom has strained the resources and technical expertise of the two federal agencies that oversee LNG facility…

Proposed Revision to Class Location Requirements When Population Increases

USA - August 7 2018 The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) requesting comments…

Evolution of PHMSA Hearings: Response to Interest in Public Participation and Pre-Hearing Conferences

USA - July 9 2018 In a letter issued to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) and E&E News last week, PHMSA’s new Chief Counsel Paul Roberti announced…

Global Energy Change: Increased Use of Natural Gas and LNG

USA - June 28 2018 Global energy change through increased use of natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been the focus of this week’s World Gas Conference (WGC)…

State Participation in Interstate Pipeline Inspections: GAO Recommendations

USA - June 19 2018 A recent Report to Congress mandated by the most recent amendments to the Pipeline Safety Act was released by the Government Accountability Office…

Pipeline Security and Cybersecurity: Are Guidelines Enough to Protect Critical Infrastructure?

USA - June 4 2018 Since 9/11, no new rules or regulations have been promulgated to address pipeline or LNG facility security or cybersecurity. Although the…

The Congressional Review Act May Be Coming Soon to a Rule Near You

USA - May 31 2018 The Congressional Review Act (CRA) has been in the news of late, yet few people know its history, purpose or challenges. Although used only once in…