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Nigeria's upstream petroleum sector: looking back at 2020 and looking ahead in 2021

Nigeria - January 22 2021 We review what happened in Nigeria’s upstream petroleum sector during the previous year - a year that saw a new marginal field bid round, an oil price…

FERC Issues Notice of Inquiry on Possible Expansion of Accounting and Reporting Requirements for Renewable Energy Assets

USA - January 21 2021 On January 19, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a notice of inquiry to explore the treatment of Accounting for certain…

FERC Seeks Industry Input on Financial Assurances for Hydro Projects

USA - January 21 2021 On January 19, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) requesting industry input…

Will Congress Rollback Trump Regulatory Actions to Advance the Biden Policy Agenda?

USA - January 20 2021 Recent news that the Democrats flipped both U.S. Senate seats in Georgia’s run-off election means that the Democrats have enough votes to add the…

Changes to Expect in Environmental Litigation Under Biden

USA - January 5 2021 One thing is certain about 2021 - environmental and natural resources-related litigation against the federal government will continue apace and it…

FERC Proposes Incentive-Based Rate Treatment for Cybersecurity Investments

USA - December 22 2020 On Thursday, December 17, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NOPR” or “Proposed Rule”)…

EPA Draft Guidance Memorandum on the Application of County of Maui

USA - December 9 2020 On December 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released a draft guidance memorandum (“Draft Guidance”) to provide guidance to…

LIBOR LATEST - A Temporary Reprieve for USD LIBOR?

United Kingdom, USA - December 1 2020 Often referred to as “the world’s most important number”, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is used as the reference interest rate for a…

FERC Proposes New Treatment of Fuel Cells Under PURPA

USA - November 24 2020 Comments for FERC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Fuel Cell Energy Output (“NOPR”) are due tomorrow, November 25, 2020.[1] In the NOPR, FERC…

Update on State of Texas NPDES Application to Issue Federal Discharge Permits for Oil and Gas Facilities

USA - October 15 2020 On October 12, 2020, Region 6 of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) received a delegation request from the…