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Liquids Pipeline Regulation

Our Liquids Pipeline Regulatory lawyers represent pipelines, as well as pipeline customers, in the development of new pipeline projects, whether in negotiating Transportation Service Agreements or counseling regarding the open season and declaratory order process at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). We also file tariffs at FERC on behalf of crude oil and petroleum products clients, and counsel pipelines regarding their rates, terms and conditions of service, and compliance with FERC’s regulations.

We have highly skilled attorneys in areas such as master limited partnerships, project development, joint ventures, initial public offerings, private placements, private equity, environmental regulation, project finance, MLP/entity/project development tax matters, civil litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and antitrust. While many large firms can boast of general experience in these areas, our partners have developed their in-depth knowledge in the context of the energy industry and specifically the liquids industry. This gives our Liquids Pipeline Regulation lawyers the ability to tap quickly and seamlessly into an extensive network within the firm of attorneys with a vast knowledge of any issue that may arise.

Experience Highlights

  • Represented a developer of an interstate crude oil pipeline in the Midwest regarding FERC rate and tariff requirements for new pipelines and obtained a declaratory order from FERC regarding shipper commitments and the open season, as well as approval of its tariff

  • Representing a developer of interstate refined products pipelines in the Gulf Coast region regarding FERC rate and tariff requirements for new pipelines, including associated policies regarding shipper commitments and open seasons

  • Represented an oil producer in the Rocky Mountain region in negotiating a crude oil Transportation Services Agreement

  • Represented an oil and gas producer in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. in negotiating a natural gas liquids Transportation Services Agreement

  • Created a regulatory compliance plan for one of the country’s largest operators of natural gas and liquids pipeline infrastructure