Hydrogen can play a vital role in the transition to a carbon-neutral economy, and momentum for it has never been stronger. Both governments and companies see the enormous potential of low-carbon hydrogen for storing energy, for powering a wide array of applications, and for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially where doing so has proven difficult.
The purpose of this White Paper is to provide general guidance to transaction participants and practitioners in their consideration of the application of 17 C.F.R. Part 246, adopted jointly by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and five other federal agencies (the “Agencies”) in October of 2014 (the “CRR Rules”) pursuant to Section 15G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to a typical issuance of secured notes by a newly formed special purpose vehicle that owns or will own, among other things, a portfolio of proven, developed and producing hydrocarbon wells (a “Structured PDP Well Financing”).
At long last, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is poised to grant Louisiana authority to issue Class VI permits under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act’s (“SDWA”) Underground Injection Control (“UIC”) program for long-term carbon capture and sequestration (“CCS”).
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”).