U.S. oil and natural gas production is undergoing tremendous growth, reshaping the world’s energy markets and creating unprecedented demand for midstream infrastructure, from pipelines to storage facilities. In fact, between 2006 and 2012, midstream grew faster than any other sector of the oil and gas industry. As you move to capitalize on this opportunity, our skilled group of attorneys will help reduce regulatory risks, meet demands for capital and overcome expansion hurdles that accompany the boom in production from horizontal drilling and development of the country’s major shale plays.
Our attorneys routinely develop and negotiate long-term agreements for the supply, purchase, processing and exchange of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). Producers, marketers and operators of gathering systems, processing plants, refineries and transportation systems benefit from our industry-focused team that offers expertise in all major areas of law affecting their businesses, operations and sales.
Our energy team includes multiple former Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) lawyers, including a former FERC chairman and the principal legislative draftsman of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978, and offers clients the knowledge to anticipate and handle the full spectrum of regulatory matters affecting the industry. We work with federal, state, tribal and local agencies to permit midstream oil and gas gathering, treating, processing, transportation and storage systems. And we represent shipper clients in proceedings under the Interstate Commerce Act.
Areas of focus: