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Duane Morris attorneys understand the challenges of producing, transporting, storing and distributing natural gas to businesses and consumers in the United States and around the world. Duane Morris offers strategic legal and business counsel to the entire spectrum of participants in the natural gas, LNG and biogas business cycle. We represent producers, gatherers, processors, storage providers, marketers, intrastate and interstate pipelines, local distribution companies and large consumers at the FERC, the California Public Utilities Commission and other state regulatory commissions, and assist clients with exploration and production issues, gathering, processing, storage and transportation issues, project development, finance, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and transactional and litigation services for complex natural gas, LNG and biogas projects.

The need for expanded transportation capacity presents a host of regulatory and business problems, especially logistical issues, as the United States' reliance on natural gas continues to increase. Duane Morris attorneys have been actively involved in FERC, Department of Energy and Department of Transportation proceedings concerning the exportation, importation and transportation of LNG. Additionally, we help clients develop emerging natural gas technologies and alternative sources, including landfill gas, biogas and biomass, and address legal, practical and business issues.

Duane Morris lawyers also represent developers, investors and sovereign nations with projects with varying levels of complexity in jurisdictions around the world.


 

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FERC Sets Ginna Nuclear Facility Agreement for Hearing
Dennis J. Hough,Stephen L. Teichler, April 22, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) continues to look askance at utility requests for guaranteed income streams for their generation resources. Most recently, R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC (Ginna) received a lukewarm reception to its request to establish a rate...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Renewable Energy
Oliver Massmann, March 30, 2015
In accordance with the growth of Vietnam’s economy and population, the country is thirsting for energy. Vietnam’s energy requirement increases by approx. 15% per annum. In 2008, the growth of the Gross National Product has almost doubled. It is expected that a further increase by at...

Electricity Policy Shifts Are Gaining Momentum in New York
Dennis J. Hough,Stephen L. Teichler, March 26, 2015
In what is likely to be a harbinger of changes to status quo retail electricity markets, services and grid planning, the New York State Public Service Commission (New York PSC) adopted a new policy framework that would significantly influence the development of the electricity industry for years to...

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Energy Sector
Oliver Massmann, March 25, 2015
Vietnam’s rapid development led at the same time to a continuous increase of energy requirement, both in the private sector and in the industry. Since then, the consumption of electricity has been rising by 15% per annum and, as a result, has considerably exceeded the economic growth rate....

Lawyer in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Public Procurement in the Energy Sector
Oliver Massmann, March 25, 2015
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California Enacts Comprehensive Groundwater Management Legislation
Jolie-Anne S. Ansley,Thomas M. Berliner,Colin L. Pearce, October 28, 2014
On September 16, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a historic package of three bills—Senate Bill 1168, Senate Bill 1319 and Assembly Bill 1739—instituting comprehensive groundwater management in California. The legislation represents perhaps the most significant...

D.C. Circuit Ruling Upholds New Ground Rules in Development of Electric Transmission Infrastructure
, August 29, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or "Commission") landmark regional electric transmission planning rulemaking, a multi-year effort by the Commission that has been met with vigorous opposition from some participants of the electric energy industry, has survived what could...

Congressional Approval of Mexico's Energy Reform Legislation
, August 20, 2014
On August 6, 2014, the Mexican Congress finally approved secondary legislation (the "Legislation") providing for the implementation of the historic constitutional energy reforms in Mexico that were approved on December 20, 2013, and which were described in a prior Duane Morris Alert. The...

D.C. Circuit Ruling Has Potential Implications for Natural Gas Pipeline and LNG Projects Under FERC Environmental Review
, July 08, 2014
A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected certain portions of an environmental analysis conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission"). This turn of events is likely to cause anyone with, or planning to have,...