Practice/Industry Group Overview
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.