• Dec. 30 2016

    The Results Are In – And the Rate Case Winner Is…

    Understanding pipeline rate structures is fundamental to assessing the value of a pipeline business and the financial implications of potential or pending rate cases. And a keen understanding of rate structures can lead to a vital competitive edge. Can tariffs,…


  • Dec. 20 2016

    Wading into Navigable Waters? – Section 401 Water Quality Permit Impacts

    While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) signed off on the Rover Pipeline’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) on December 1, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has once again reared its ugly head. The…


  • Dec. 16 2016

    The Power of the Purse – Getting Delayed Projects Back on Track

    Interstate natural gas pipeline approval and construction is subject to various regulatory hurdles and other constraints.  As a result, there is an inevitable risk of delay or even a “failure to launch.” In the past, we have discussed the impact…


  • Oct. 14 2016

    Liquids Pipeline Rates and Terms of Service – Unlocking the Black Box

    During the past year, interstate liquids pipelines, or crude oil and petroleum product pipelines, have been the subject of various high stakes proceedings before the FERC, as well as the federal courts. With the recent re-indexing of pipeline rates, looming…


  • Sep. 16 2016

    Shipper Agreements – Realizing Hidden Risks

    Delayed permitting commitments and financial credit requirements can pose real, and oftentimes misunderstood, threats to the viability of interstate natural gas pipeline projects. The financial well being of shippers, particularly those categorized as supply push, or E&P companies, may change…

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