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What the AfCFTA means for the energy sector
Major new opportunities for cross-border energy collaboration arise from the signature of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
EU vs. Indonesia: Is it really a trade war?
The European Union has slapped countervailing tariffs on imports of subsidized biodiesel from Indonesia. The southeast Asian country has threatened to retaliate but experts say counter tariffs could be self-destructive.
Spain loses another dispute over premium cuts on renewables
Spain will have to pay EUR 41 million to German solar investor SolEs Badajoz GmbH for retroactively cutting long-term premiums for renewable energy projects.
Nord Stream 2 takes unusual legal step against the Commission
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline company has asked the Court of Justice of the EU to annul the amendments to the Gas Directive but Nord Stream 2 reserves itself this option of resorting to legal arbitration as well.
Nord Stream 2, EU drifting towards legal arbitration
The European Commission and the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline company are heading toward legal arbitration in their dispute, with a risk of huge fines for EU taxpayers.
Ascent Resources starts legal action over Petišovci gas field
Ascent Resources plans to lodge an investment treaty arbitration claim under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Connecting the dots: Insane trade and climate chaos
The connection between global trade and the climate crisis is clear. Much of global trade is unnecessary and wasteful - and yet, somehow, it continues to be profitable.
Leaked report reveals ‘misfunctioning’ of Energy Charter Treaty amid EU reform calls
A confidential internal report, obtained by EURACTIV, lists the multiple failings of the Energy Charter secretariat, at a time when the treaty is undergoing a major revision process and is being used by Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline in a first-time legal proceeding against the EU.
Nord Stream 2 invokes Energy Charter Treaty to challenge EU gas link rules
EU plans to extend its internal energy market rules to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas link to Germany could breach the Energy Charter Treaty, which protects international investors, according to the Swiss-registered company building it.
US company’s attempt to sue Australian government collapses
Florida-based APR Energy sought compensation for treatment of its gas turbines.
Rental power: Government in talks for out-of-court settlement
Pakistan government is reportedly in talks with the Turkish government and M/s Karkey for an out-of-court settlement to avert attachment of Pakistan’s properties in Europe
Venezuela’s Guaido to seek to annul $8.7 bln Conoco award
Guaido’s special prosecutor said has challenged the amount of the ICSID award, claiming “the methodology to determine the compensation was errant.”
Pakistan may not have to pay $1b Karkey penalty
The key suspect in the rental power plants case – Laeeq Ahmed Sheikh, who is in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, has revealed some astonishing facts.
Corbella: Notley’s ’beating down’ of the oil patch should cost her the election
The Czech-based company Petrolama Namur Oil Sands Exploration filed a notice of dispute against Canada on March 29 over the delay in completing the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Hydro-Québec plans to invest in Romania
Hydro-Québec is a Canadian company producing and distributing electricity and one of the largest energy producers in the world.
Chevron vs Ecuador: international arbitration and corporate impunity
The infamous story of the environmental pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Chevron-Texaco – which has come to be known as the "Ecuadorian Chernobyl" - is entering a new phase.
Egypt - British Petroceltic files arbitration case against EGPC
British Petroceltic announced filing an arbitration case against the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) at the World Bank Group’s ICSID.
Venezuela’s Guaido to appeal $8.75 billion ConocoPhillips award
Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido plans to appeal a $8.75 billion award issued to ConocoPhillips by the World Bank’s arbitration tribunal last week.
NextEra Energy wins dispute against Spain
The ICSID ruled against Spain in a case brought by NextEra Energy Inc regarding the US utility’s lost investments in two 49.9-MW concentrated solar power plants.
Venezuela must pay Conoco over $8 billion: World Bank
Venezuela must pay ConocoPhillips more than $8 billion to compensate for the 2007 expropriation of oil assets by the country’s late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, the World Bank ruled.