After a series of OGEL specials in 2015, we hereby publish the last issue of the year which covers a variety of topics, including a look at The Energy Charter Treaty, The Energy Community, various papers from and about Africa and Latin America, Energy Security and other topics of interest.

Table of contents OGEL 6 (2015) – https://www.ogel.org/journal-browse-issues-toc.asp?key=65

THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY

The Energy Charter Early Warning Mechanism: 2014 Russia-Ukraine-EU Transit Issues
by U. Rusnák, Energy Charter Secretariat
I. De Meyer, Energy Charter Secretariat

AFRICA

A Critical Appraisal of the Legal Framework on Licensing in the Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda
by E. Wanyama, University of Dar es Salaam

Tanzania Petroleum Industry and Constitutional Reforms: Does the Ongoing Reform Process Pose High Political Risks to Foreign Oil Companies?
by R.S.L. Masumbuko, Independent Petroleum and Investment Consultant

The Guidelines and Procedures for Obtaining Minister’s Consent to Assignment of Interest in Oil and Gas Assets: A Short Commentary
by D.O. Salawu, Olaniwun Ajayi LP
M. Kalesanwo, Olaniwun Ajayi LP

The Rights to Participation and Consultation and the Conflict in the Niger Delta
by P.S. Tamuno, Legal practitioner

MIDDLE EAST

Upstream Petroleum Prospectivity and the Growing Influence of the Islamic (Shariah) Law and its Economic Rules
by M. Bunter, B and R Co, Petroleum Consultants

ROUNDUP OF ARTICLES

The Rise of the National Oil Company – Implications for International Oil Companies
by A. A-Rawlings, Barrister

Take-or-Pay Conditions in Gas Supply Agreements
by M.A. Polkinghorne, White & Case LLP

ENERGY, INSTITUTIONAL REFORMS AND DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

New Hydrocarbons Law in Argentina
by P. Rueda, PAGBAM Law firm

PIPELINES

Evolution of Gas Pipeline Regulation in Russia – Third Party Access, Capacity Allocation and Transportation Tariffs
by K. Yafimava, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES)

ENERGY COMMUNITY

The Environmental Dimension of the Proposals of the Energy Community’s High Level Reflection Group
by P. Vajda, Energy Community Secretariat

The European Union and Energy Community’s Commitments to Energy Sustainability from Renewable Sources as an Opportunity for the Enhancement of the International Law Dimension of the Renewable Energy Sector
by P. Acconci, University of Teramo

CHINA ENERGY LAW AND POLICY

China’s Domestic Energy Challenges and Overseas Adventures (2014-2015)
by P. Andrews-Speed, Energy Studies Institute of the National University of Singapore

ENVIRONMENT

The Need for a Standard Index of Vehicular Pollution Intensity in the United States
by T.D. Daniel, Texas State University

Coexistence and Interaction Between Offshore Petroleum Activities and Surrounding Physical Environment: Area Use and Emissions Regulation. The Norwegian Case.
by C. Banet, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

EU ENERGY

Case note on C-105/12-107/12 Essent and Others, judgment of 22 October 2013
by S.L. Penttinen, UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland

ENERGY SECURITY

Running out of Gas – Natural Gas Diversification Efforts in the EU Neighborhood
by S. de Jong, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
C. Widdershoven, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Research (TNO)
W. Auping, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
V. Miladinova, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
K. Kertysova, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

BOOK REVIEWS AND RELATED MATERIAL

States and Markets in Hydrocarbon Sectors (eds. A.V. Belyi and K. Talus) – book review
by C. Nakhle, Crystol Energy

Treaties on Transit of Energy via Pipelines and Countermeasures by Danae Azaria – Book review
by M. Wüstenberg, UEF Law School

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