Legislation , Infrastructure , Midstream

More Than 20 States Sue over Trump Changes to Key Environmental Law

California and Washington were joined in the lawsuit over NEPA by 19 other Democratic-led states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the city of New York, Harris County, Texas, and the environmental oversight agencies of Connecticut and New York.

August 31, 2020

Restructurings , Infrastructure , Midstream

US Regulator Backs Energy Transfer in Chesapeake Pipeline Dispute

Chesapeake ignited a fight when it asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston to approve breaking pipeline contracts, including with Energy Transfer and Crestwood Equity Partners.

August 28, 2020

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) , Infrastructure , Tankers

Kinder Morgan Puts Final Unit at Elba Island LNG Export Plan in Service

U.S. energy regulators on Aug. 27 granted Kinder Morgan's request to put in service the 10th and final liquefaction train at the company's nearly $2 billion Elba Island LNG export plant in Georgia.

August 28, 2020

Infrastructure , Shale Plays , Midstream

US Army Corps Asks Appeals Court to Reverse DAPL Ruling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Aug. 26 asked an appeals court to reverse a ruling which scrapped an environmental permit that allows the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, known as DAPL, to operate on U.S. land.

August 27, 2020

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Construction , Pipelines

Equitrans: Despite Permit Denial, MVP Southgate Remains On Track

North Carolina rejected a water permit for the pipeline extension.

August 13, 2020

Legislation , Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions

Babst Calland Attorneys Target Oil and Gas Political Issues to Watch

As the November election draws closer, Babst Calland’s Kevin Garber and Jean Mosites analyze the stance of major party candidates on key environmental issues and what the oil and gas industry can anticipate, depending on the victors.

August 13, 2020

Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

N.C. Regulator Denies Water Quality Certification for MVP Southgate

State rejects extension to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

August 11, 2020

Infrastructure , Pipelines

Federal Judge Gives Army Corps Three Weeks to Detail DAPL Options

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring four options, including some that would not require the Dakota Access pipeline to shut, said Ben Schifman, an attorney representing the Army Corps.

August 11, 2020

Infrastructure , Shale Plays , Pipelines

US Court Allows DAPL to Stay Open, But Permit Status Unclear

However, U.S. regulatory officials may still have to issue another environmental assessment for DAPL before deciding if the 570,000-bbl/d oil pipeline can continue to operate.

August 5, 2020

Trade , International , Infrastructure , Construction , Pipelines

Lobbying for Russian Pipeline Spikes in Washington

Lobbyists have disclosed little information about their activities.

August 4, 2020