Exports of U.S. Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, in Crude Export Regulation

On June 24, 2014, various news sources reported that the Department of Commerce (“DOC”) had allowed two companies to export processed condensate, suggesting a breakthrough in the 40-year ban on crude oil exports. The reality might not match the dramatic headlines, however. It appears that the Administration has not changed course or broken major ground in reforming the 1970s … [Read more...]

Jones Act Uncertainty Looms Offshore in 2013

By Jeanne M. Grasso & Jonathan K. Waldron All was relatively tranquil offshore in 2011–2012 with respect to Jones Act issues. Activities offshore had heated up in 2009–2010 as a result of the controversy arising from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (“CBP”) proposed modification and revocation of numerous Jones Act rulings pertaining … [Read more...]

Blank Rome Named Best Admiralty and Maritime Law Firm

NEW YORK-- US News and World report has released the results for 2013 “Best Law Firm”, naming Blank Rome LLP as the top firm for Admiralty and Maritime Law. “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of … [Read more...]