The North American Energy Standards Board (“NAESB”) Base Contract is the most commonly used form contract for physical purchases and sales of natural gas within the industry.
In February 2023, the Association of International Energy Negotiators (“AIEN”) published the latest version of its Model International Joint Operating Agreement (the “2023 JOA”) and related guidance notes (the “Guidance Notes”).
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) recently released the final rule in a rulemaking trilogy collectively known as the “Mega Rule” — a set of regulations designed to improve pipeline safety by reducing the frequency of pipeline failures.
Vinson & Elkins partner John B. Connally served as Contributing Editor to the Chambers 2022 Energy: Oil & Gas Global Practice Guide, which was released on August 9, 2022.
It has been over a year since the Colonial Pipeline cybersecurity incident, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) continues to issue cybersecurity directives to owners and operators of critical pipelines and liquified natural gas facilities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) supplemental proposal for regulating methane and volatile organic compound emissions from the oil and gas sector is coming in October, according to the EPA’s latest semiannual regulatory agenda.