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Energy Law Research Guide

This guide is intended as a starting point for research on energy law, especially the transportation, distribution, and sale of energy and energy-related natural resources in interstate commerce. Both primary and secondary materials in print and electroni

Other Resources

Associations and Organizations

  • American Bar Association - Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
    Publications include a bi-monthly newsletter, Trends, focusing on current developments in this area and a quarterly magazine, Natural Resources and Environment.
  • Energy and Mineral Law Foundation
    A non-profit educational organization providing information on legal issues related to the energy and mineral industry through workshops, specialty programs, publications and electronic information.
  • Energy Bar Association
    The Energy Bar Association is an international, non-profit association of more than 2,400 members active in all areas of energy law. It publishes the Energy Law Journal.
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
    The IAEA is a specialized agency of the United Nations, headquartered in Vienna, aimed at promoting "safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies." This is a very useful website for researching international standards, codes and guides specific to nuclear energy.
  • Institute for Energy Law
    The Institute provides continuing education for professionals in the energy industry, and publishes The Oil and Gas Reporter and Proceedings of the Institute on Oil and Gas Law.
  • National Association of Public Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
    NARUC is an association representing the State public service commissioners who regulate essential utility services, such as electricity, gas, telecommunications, water, and transportation, throughout the country.
  • Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
    OPEC is an intergovernmental organization which was created in 1960. Its aim is to "stabilize the oil market and help oil producers achieve a reasonable rate of return on their investments". Some of OPEC's publications are: World Oil Outlook, Monthly Oil Market ReportAnnual Statistical Bulletin and the OPEC Bulletin.
  • The World Bank Group: Energy
    The World Bank's Energy site contains useful publications and statistical data on energy.

Government Resources

For a complete list of Federal agencies see under Primary Law Resources.

  • House Energy and Commerce Committee: This committee of the U.S. House of Representatives has jurisdiction to consider and report on legislation related to, among other topics, natural energy policy; exploration, production, storage, supply, marketing, pricing, and regulation of energy resources; interstate energy compacts; and conservation of energy resources.
  • Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission: The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission is a multi-state government agency that works to ensure our nation's oil and natural gas resources are conserved and maximized while protecting health, safety and the environment. It assists states in balancing a multitude of interests through sound energy regulatory practices.
  • Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources: This committee of the United States Senate has jurisdiction to consider and report on legislation related to, among other topics, national energy policy, nuclear waste policy, privatization of federal assets, and international energy affairs and emergency preparedness.