Vinson & Elkins’ Energy Regulatory group has industry-leading experience in drafting and negotiating agreements for the use of oil, gas, and electric infrastructure, and obtaining related regulatory approvals/exemptions. In the oil and gas sectors, we represent upstream, midstream, and downstream clients on all types of transactions, including natural gas pipeline precedent agreements, transportation service agreements on liquids lines, oil and gas gathering agreements, gas processing agreements, and related agreements for the sale of natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and liquid hydrocarbons.
In the electric power sector, we represent generators, transmission companies, and end users in all forms of transactions, including electric power tolling agreements, physical and financial power purchase agreements, energy management agreements, interconnection agreements, and transmission service agreements,
among others. No matter the energy sector or type of transaction for the use of infrastructure, V&E’s Energy Regulatory lawyers are well equipped to handle it successfully and efficiently.
V&E offers energy clients the unique advantage of combining extensive regulatory, transactional, industry, and regional experience in a single firm. Our lawyers are located in offices across the nation and have experience negotiating these agreements in virtually every geographic region, including every major oil and gas supply basin, as well as federal and
state electric regions across the country. This regional and comprehensive knowledge set is critical to efficiently spotting issues and completing transactions.
From new entities building or acquiring assets, to the largest energy companies navigating complex regulations and requiring the use of energy infrastructure, we assist our clients with planning, negotiating, and drafting the transaction documents, and obtaining post-transaction approvals or exemptions. This allows our
clients to achieve their business objectives, while avoiding pitfalls, extra costs, and any unnecessary regulatory oversight.