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The government has granted 10 licences for the exploitation and exploration of hydrocarbons in the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Economy has opened a public debate on the strategic environmental impact of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Adriatic, and the first onshore licensing round for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons has closed.
The list of commitments undertaken by Greece regarding its partners and lenders includes the assurance that the regulations of the Greek electricity and natural gas markets will be adjusted in accordance with EU legislation and good practices. The newly elected government will have to take steps to make these adjustments.
The statutory framework overhauling the Mexican energy sector has now been fully enacted. Two major next steps are envisaged: expanding exploration and production by launching rounds for the award of contracts to private operators and the continued enactment of regulations, directives, rules, guidelines and principles to implement the reform further.
The Ohio Supreme Court has issued its long-awaited opinion in State ex rel Morrison v Beck Energy Corp. The court, in a divided opinion, held that Ohio's Home Rule Amendment does not allow a local municipality to enforce its own permitting scheme over and above the statewide permitting system adopted under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1509.
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