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EXAMPLES

MAY 2006
Board of Tax Appeals, State of Louisiana, BTA Docket No. 5079, Neste Oy v. John Neely Kennedy, Secretary of Department of Revenue, State of Louisiana and State of Louisiana.

Summary:
Subject matter expertise to evaluate tax base for mediation. The assessment required a review of post-FERC Order 636 trading activity within natural gas market centers or trading hubs for legal interpretation of the tax code.

AUGUST 2005
Ponderosa Pine Energy Partners, Ltd., et al., Debtors; Ponderosa Pine Energy Partners, Ltd., Debtor-in-Possession vs. Williams Energy Derivatives & Trading Company n/k/a Williams Power Company, Inc. Chapter 11 Case No. 05-21444 (NLW) (Jointly Administered) Adv. Proceeding NO. 05-2077 (NLW)

Summary:
The case involved a review of the agreement between the parties and to assess normal business practices in the energy industry for analyzing what occurs in the event of default of a long-term physical natural gas contract.

SEPTEMBER 2005
Nevada Power Company v. Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc., (D. Nev.) Civil Action No. CS-S-03-338-RCJ (RJJ).

Summary:
The written opinion involved a review of the agreement between the parties and other documentation in to order to assess circumstances in the wholesale energy trading industry before, during, and after a credit rating downgrade, the requesting and provision of acceptable forms of adequate assurance and actions resulting in terminating transactions.

SEPTEMBER 2009
State of West Virginia against American Electric Power Company, Inc. and subsidiaries.

Summary:
A written opinion on energy industry practices for trading of natural gas in pool locations in the State of West Virginia.

SEPTEMBER 2009
Tesoro Alaska Company v. Union Oil Company of California Unocal Pipeline Company; and Unocal Corporation Civil Action No. 3AN-08-5877 CI

Summary:
Written opinion of industry practices concerning contract agreements between counterparties for crude oil netback pricing.

 

Glenn Labhart
Labhart Risk Advisors
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