March 21, 2015
by Sarah Steers
Pennsylvania has long incorporated its advantageous position atop deposits of oil and coal into its economy. As technological advancement in the 21st century meant greater access to- and utilization of- natural gas reserves trapped in shale, Governor Tom Corbett advocated for changes to ...[read more]
October 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Argentina's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a highly criticized bill for a new Hydrocarbons law. The lower house, controlled by allies of President Cristina Fernandez, passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after 14 hours of debate. The bill seeks to promote foreign ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
August 14, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 14, 2008, Nigeria officially turned over the entirety of the disputed Bakassi peninsula to neighboring Cameroon in compliance with a 2002 ruling from the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ruling was based on a colonial agreement between the UK and Germany and established that ...[read more]
July 4, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 4, 2010, a contentious draft oil bill stalled in the Iraqi parliament after objections to the terms of the bill were raised by Sunni, Kurd and Shiite lawmakers associated with the radical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The revised draft of the oil bill would have controlled how profits from the ...[read more]
February 3, 2009
by Jake Oresick
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) resolved a long-standing dispute between Ukraine and Romania Tuesday by drawing a new maritime border between the countries, giving Romania four-fifths of waters believed to sit atop a sizable crude oil reserve. At issue was whether Ukraine's claim to ...[read more]
February 3, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Romania v. Ukraine, International Court of Justice, February 3, 2009. Read the full text of the judgment. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
November 26, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Greenlanders have voted for increased autonomy from Denmark in a national referendum, according to results released Wednesday. The referendum's Self Rule plan gives Greenland natives control over the country's courts, police, and coast guard, and recognizes Greenlandic as the is... ...[read more]
August 14, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Nigeria officially turned over the entirety of the disputed Bakassi peninsula to neighboring Cameroon on Thursday, in compliance with a 2002 International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling. Basing its ruling on an old colonial agreement between England and Germany, the ICJ had ruled that the ...[read more]
April 30, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Kurdish legislators in the Iraq National Assembly will vote against a draft law to regulate the country's oil because some provisions of the bill violate a February agreement with Kurdish lawmakers, a Kurdish official said Monday. In February, the Kurds agreed to support the draft bill after ...[read more]

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