Texas International Law Journal

Texas International Law Journal is an academic journal focusing on Texas International Law

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, Winter

Economic Sanctions and Their Effect on the Energy Industry
I. INTRODUCTION Economic sanctions have greatly restricted the ability of oil companies, particularly United States oil companies, to invest abroad and compete in the international arena. According to one estimate, about 40% of the world's population...
Energy and International Law: Development, Litigation, and Regulation
SYMPOSIUM I. PANEL ONE: TRANSNATIONAL ENERGY LITIGATION & ADR METODS A. Panelists Mr. Doak Bishop is a native of Denison, Texas. He graduated with honors from Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Bishop began...
Managing the Risk of Sanctions in the Global Oil & Gas Industry: Corporate Response under Political, Legal and Commerical Pressures
THOMAS W. WALDE^ Two years ago the English opened up the trade, which they still continue, to the Levant, which is extremely profitable to them, as they take great quantities of tin and lead thither, which the Turk buys of them almost for its weight...
North American Deregulation of Electricity: Sharing Regulatory Sovereignty
The deregulation-or more accurately re-regulation-of the North American energy sector over the past fifteen years has brought with it an increase in both the number of energy sector actors and the volume of trade across jurisdictional borders associated...
The New Oil and Gas Industry in Brazil: An Overview of the Main Legal Aspects
I. INTRODUCTION The challenges of the 1990s were faced by the Brazilian economy with a drive towards decreasing the share of the state's participation. The large privatization program initiated in the early 1990s set forth the basis and was strengthened...
The New Venezuelan Legal Regime for Natural Gas: A Hopeful New Beginning?
I. INTRODUCTION Since he was elected President of Venezuela in November 1998, Hugo Chavez Frias has transformed the political map of Venezuela, South America's foremost oil producer. In a single year, Chavez triumphed over his political opponents, routing...
The Prospect for Further Energy Privatization in Mexico
I. "EL PETROLEO ES NUESTRO" What images flit through your mind when you think of the Mexican oil expropriation? Do you see President Lazaro Cardenas somberly seated before a radio microphone at 10 o'clock on that fateful Friday evening of March 18, 1938,...