Energy Law Journal

Energy Law Journal is a trade journal focusing on Energy Law

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, 2003

EXXONMOBIL GAS MKTG. CO. V. FERC
I. SUMMARYOn August 6, 2002, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied ExxonMobil Gas Marketing Company's1 (ExxonMobil) and the Producer Coalition's2 petitions for review of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's...
IN MEMORIAM: Alan J Roth
Alan J. Roth died on April 27, 2003 from complications related to Parkinson's disease, at age sixty-nine. Alan enjoyed a long career as an energy law practitioner, first with the Federal Power Commission (now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission),...
Liquefied Natural Gas: Regulation in a Competitive Natural Gas Market
I. INTRODUCTIONOver the past three years there has been increasing discussion of the role imported liquefied natural gas (LNG)1 may play in the supply of natural gas for the U.S. market. This is a result of the projections of domestic production and...
Market-Based Ratemaking and the Western Energy Crisis of 2000 and 2001
I. INTRODUCTIONThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has recognized, at least in theory, the inescapable economic truth that competitive electricity markets, like other competitive markets, will experience high prices under conditions of relative...
Oil and Gas Exploration Contracts
OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION CONTRACTS by Anthony Jennings (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002)Anthony Jennings has authored a useful primer analyzing the multitude of agreements often encountered in the offshore exploration phase of oil and gas development, primarily...
President's Message
As President of the Energy Bar Association, I appreciate this opportunity to address my colleagues through the Energy Law Journal as it completes its 24th year of publication. Since the start of the new millennium, the energy industry has been presented...
Report of the E-Commerce Committee
The past year has brought rapid-fire developments in the information technologies that affect our energy practice. This report summarizes developments in the electric industry, the gas industry, and in other arenas, including technological innovations...
Report of the Ferc Administration Committee
The following report summarizes recent developments that affect the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or Commission) staffing, structure, budget, and organization.I. THE FERC COMMISSIONERSAs of February 2003, there are three sitting commissioners...
Report of the International Energy Transactions Committee*
This Report summarizes two international arenas where important energy policy has emerged this year. The first section of this report discusses decisions by Canada's National Energy Board (NEB), addressing its policy on the export of natural gas and...
Report of the Judicial Review Committee
I. ADMINISTRATIVE LAWA. Jurisdiction1. Federal-State AuthorityIn New York v. FERC,1 the Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Circuit) in Transmission Access Policy Study Group v. FERC,2 which...
Report of the Legislation and Regulatory Reform Committee
I. INTRODUCTIONDuring the 2002 calendar year, the House and Senate passed their respective, but widely different, versions of comprehensive energy legislation. While there was much promise, only a few items have actually become law. Legislative initiatives...
The Energy Handbook
THE ENERGY HANDBOOK (William A. Mogel and David J. Muchow, eds., Matthew Bender, 2003)Should they ever retire, there are no obvious replacements at the Bar for Bill Mogel and David Muchow in their roles as the patron saints for energy literature. In...
Tort Law Considerations for the Hydrogen Economy
I.Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies are being championed as the way to further environmental and national security policy objectives.1 The widespread enthusiasm accompanying these technologies is apparent in recent policy initiatives.2 For example,...
TRANSMISSION AGENCY of NORTHERN CALIFORNIA V. SIERRA PAC. POWER CO
I. SUMMARYPrivate power providers may now be forced to file suit in federal district court concurrent with initiation of an administrative action challenging federal power-marketing agency decisions in order to preserve any affected contract rights against...

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