Lawsuits

BLM Decisions Under Pendley Facing Slew of Environmental Lawsuits

BLM Decisions Under Pendley Facing Slew of Environmental Lawsuits

A federal judge has invalidated key land use plans in Montana that were approved under former Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Acting Director William Perry Pendley, a decision that could imperil land use decisions elsewhere and pave the way for a deluge of litigation from environmental groups. The ruling issued last Friday was the second…

October 20, 2020
FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

FERC Asked for Two-Year Extension as MVP Still Resolving ‘Permitting Issues’

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, beset by legal and regulatory hurdles that have pushed back the startup of its 303-mile, 2 million Dth/d Appalachian natural gas conduit, has asked FERC for a two-year extension to bring the project online. Citing “unforeseen litigation and permitting delays” outside of the project’s control, MVP in a filing Tuesday with…

August 27, 2020
DRBC New York Lawsuit Dismissed, But Environmental Assessment A Question

DRBC New York Lawsuit Dismissed, But Environmental Assessment A Question

A lawsuit that sought an extensive environmental review of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Delaware River Basin by the State of New York and a coalition of environmental groups has been dismissed by a federal judge. However, the ruling left open to question whether an environmental assessment of the basin may be required in the future.

September 26, 2012

Post-San Bruno, PG&E Settlements Grow

Seven of eight wrongful death lawsuits related to the rupture of a a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) natural gas transmission line in San Bruno, CA two years ago have been settled, PG&E Corp. CEO Anthony Earley said Thursday.

September 4, 2012

Chesapeake CEO’s Well Stakes Cost More to Purchase, Service

Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon’s cumulative spending under the company’s unique Founder Well Participation Program (FWPP) has “significantly exceeded cumulative production revenues to date” because the company’s capital spending also has been rising year-to-year, the latest annual proxy statement revealed.

April 24, 2012

Virginia Producers Blast Royalty Lawsuits

In recently filed motions, Virginia’s two leading gas producers blasted would-be class action lawsuits by landowners that seek to collect billions of dollars based on claims that the companies produced coalbed methane gas to which they were not entitled.

July 12, 2010

Virginia Producers Blast Royalty Lawsuits

In recently filed motions, Virginia’s two leading gas producers blasted would-be class action lawsuits by landowners that seek to collect billions of dollars based on claims that the companies produced coalbed methane gas to which they were not entitled.

July 12, 2010

Sempra OK with $64M Storage Hit, $740M Wildfire Deal

Everything is relative as evidenced by Sempra Energy senior management feeling good about a $740 million settlement of more than $1.36 billion in lawsuits and writing down another $64 million against second quarter earnings to account for part of an underground natural gas storage project that proved uneconomic.

August 10, 2009

Sempra Sees Upside in $64M Storage Hit, $740M Wildfire Deal

Everything is relative as evidenced by Sempra Energy senior management feeling good about a $740 million settlement of more than $1.36 billion in lawsuits and writing down another $64 million against second quarter earnings to account for part of an underground natural gas storage project that proved uneconomic. All in all, the San Diego-based energy holding company last Friday posted solid, if reduced, results quarter-over-quarter (see Daily GPI, Aug. 3).

August 4, 2009

Producers, Utah Counties Challenge Interior Decision Revoking Leases

Three independent producers and three Utah counties filed separate lawsuits last Wednesday challenging Interior Secretary Ken Salazar’s decision in February to withdraw 77 oil and natural gas leases from development in Utah, saying that the secretary had exceeded his authority.

May 18, 2009
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