• Apr. 18 2017

    Domestic Steel – Thanks But No Thanks

    President Trump’s Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of American Pipelines raised concerns about the feasibility and impact of relying on American-made steel or iron pipe. The Department of Commerce (the Department) has been tasked with developing a plan to address the…


  • Apr. 14 2017

    A Win-Win? Early In-Service

    The end of March saw two natural gas pipelines authorized to commence service by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), demonstrating that despite the lack of quorum, some projects continue to progress. American Midstream’s Natchez Pipeline Project and Energy Transfer’s…


  • Mar. 31 2017

    Exports on the Rise? Potential LNG Litigation Constraints

    The pipeline industry is not alone in its battle with litigants who aim to stall the construction of energy infrastructure development. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operators are facing the same onslaught of opposition in federal court. And these suits,…


  • Mar. 20 2017

    For Whom the Bell Tolls – Orders Granting Rehearing

    Decisions made at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding natural gas pipelines are often contentious, and interested parties opposed to a certificate order must be strategic in their approach. Over the past several weeks, opponents to major projects, ranging…


  • Mar. 15 2017

    Construction – Nary A Day Without Novel Project Curveballs

    Natural gas pipeline developers contracted to bring 53 natural gas pipeline expansion or new construction projects in-service between the fourth quarter of 2015 and the end of the first quarter of 2017, a total of 4491.8 miles of pipeline. However,…

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