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Tariffic! Will Force Majeure Let Us Escape Our Contractual Obligations?

Posted in Louisiana Corporate Law, Tariffs, Transactions
The continuous reciprocation of tariffs between the United States and China could leave businesses and suppliers in a bind.  With rising costs of supplies, contracts that once appeared lucrative for a business could soon become a financial liability.  As there appears to be no end in sight to the tariffs, can a company claim force… Continue Reading

Reverberations from Trump’s Steel Tariffs Likely to Reach the Oil and Gas Industry

Posted in Energy Costs, Oil and Gas Operations, Tariffs
President Trump’s proposed 25% steel tariffs will obviously affect industries beyond the domestic steel producers. One of those industries is the oil and gas industry. From first producers to pipeline companies to liquefied natural gas (LNG) transporters, steel is an essential material for the necessary infrastructure. At the recent CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Senator… Continue Reading