Category: Legal issues

Enterprise Products gets new general counsel

The Houston-based midstream company’s general counsel and corporate secretary, Stephanie Hildebrandt, is leaving to join Norton Rose Fulbright, while Craig Murray, a Vinson & Elkins corporate partner in Houston, has been hired to replace her.  More »

Texas lawmaker seeks to protect urban drilling

State Rep. Phil King filed a pair of bills this week, cities seeking to ban fracking would need to gain approval from the state attorney general, pay the state to study the financial impact and reimburse the state for any lost tax revenue.  More »

Citgo says Conoco probe may ‘freak out’ potential buyers

ConocoPhillips claims Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is trying to avoid paying compensation for assets that former President Hugo Chavez nationalized in 2007.  More »

Halliburton begins antitrust review, sees $75 million restructuring charge

Halliburton chief financial officer Mark McCollum said the regulatory review process to clear the deal to acquire Baker Hughes with U.S. and European Union authorities has begun in earnest.  More »

Feds blast BP’s request to cut billions in spill fines

The outcome of this latest legal tussle between the British oil giant and federal prosecutors could mean a difference of $11 billion on BP’s final bill for spilling millions of barrels of oil into the ocean four years ago.  More »

Noble pleads guilty to violations involving Arctic drillship

Noble Corp. pleaded guilty Monday to eight criminal charges tied to pollution, propulsion and record keeping problems with the two drilling rigs that bored Arctic oil wells for Shell in 2012.  More »

Supreme Court denies BP’s petition to review settlement case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied BP’s request for the court to review the 2012 oil spill settlement it reached with thousands of Gulf Coast businesses and residents in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  More »

Harold Hamm’s ex-wife appeals $1 billion divorce ruling

Divorce attorneys expressed surprise after the ruling that a billionaire’s spouse didn’t get at least 25 to 30 percent of the couple’s assets when the marriage was formally dissolved last month.  More »

BP, audit spell out documentation issues at spill claims office

A report from an independent accounting firm could give BP more ammunition for its long legal fight over its massive oil spill settlement.  More »

Asking the EPA to clarify and broaden possible ways for states to meet greenhouse gas controls at EGUs

On Monday, the comment period for the EPA’s proposed rules for greenhouse gas controls for existing electricity generating units closes.  The agency is pursuing regulation under the authority of the CAA, section 111(d).  My comment was sent in today and copied here.  It focuses on expanding the ways a state can meet the target by […]  More »

Deepwater Horizon damages paid with almost no error, audit shows

The Deepwater Horizon claims office that BP has painted as the source of hundreds of millions in unjust and fictitious payments actually has dispersed damage awards with a 99.5 percent accuracy rate, according to an audit released in court papers Tuesday.  More »

United States’ SEC subpoenas Brazil’s Petrobras

The subpoena is the latest chapter in a saga about the corruption scandal at Petrobras.  More »

C&J Energy ordered to pause merger with Nabors unit

The judge ruled that during a 30-day suspension of the deal, C&J Energy’s board must shop the deal to other buyers in order to get the best price possible.  More »

Jury orders Irish man to pay $2M over ethanol deal

Jurors are ordering a wealthy Irish investor to pay $2 million in damages to an Iowa doctor in a dispute over an ethanol development in eastern Europe.  More »

BP asks judge to cap spill penalties at $12 billion

BP wants a federal judge to cap its potential oil-spill pollution fines at a maximum of $12.3 billion, a move that would cut away nearly a third of the penalties U.S. prosecutors are seeking for the Deepwater Horizon disaster.  More »
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