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Bradley Murchison’s Intrastate and Interstate team represents investors, interstate pipelines, intrastate pipelines, gathering companies and producers in resolving issues with federal, state and local agencies, including the FERC, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, the Office of Conservation, the State Mineral Board, and the Public Service Commission.

 

Our lawyers advise clients about legal requirements, develop customized solutions to ensure compliance with applicable laws, and assist in crafting policies to remain in compliance with such laws. We work cooperatively with federal and state regulators to promote our client’s goals and remain compliant with applicable laws and regulations.

 

The experience of our lawyers, as former officers of an interstate pipeline company, an intrastate pipeline company, a gathering company, and a gas marketing company provide great depth of knowledge of the pipeline industry and allow us to provide insight and guidance not typically available in private law firms. The Interstate and Intrastate Pipeline team works very closely with our clients, keeping abreast of industry developments and evolving policies of regulatory authorities, and often functioning as counsel on day to day matters of contracting and operations.

 

Our work with the revision of the Louisiana expropriation laws relevant to pipelines, as well as our extensive experience in pipeline right of way and expropriation work in Louisiana allows a unique perspective in handling both intrastate and interstate pipeline construction projects.


Representative Matters

Successfully defended a large gas gathering company against a landowner challenge in establishing a right of way based on lease and production records.

 

Appointed Special Master by Judge Michael O. Craig, 26th Judicial District Court, Bossier Parish, in a concursus suit styled Hawk Field Services, LLC and Petrohawk Energy Corporation v. Mid America Underground, LLC, et al.

 

Provided regulatory analysis related to the acquisition of natural gas pipeline assets in Louisiana for a large domestic midstream energy company. Assisted client in obtaining necessary state and federal approvals for ownership and operation of those assets.

 

Advised large domestic midstream energy company on state and federal requirements related to the construction of pipeline facilities in Louisiana.

 

Represented petrochemical manufacturer in negotiating and managing contracts with interstate natural gas pipeline company.

 

Represented interstate natural gas pipeline companies in multiple FERC proceedings, including rate and other tariff filings and construction authorization proceedings.

 

Represented natural gas royalty and working interest owners in proceedings related to appropriate deductions for interstate and intrastate pipeline charges.

Awards

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, New Orleans, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Commercial Litigation, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Construction Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Energy Law, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Litigation Construction, 2020

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Metropolitan Tier 1, Shreveport, Oil & Gas Law, 2019

Bradley Murchison ranked by Best Law Firms© in Top Listed City Awards, having 6 lawyers in Shreveport listed for Energy Law, 2020

Malcolm S. Murchison named the Best Lawyers© 2020 Natural Resources Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Shreveport

Joseph L. Shea, Jr. named the Best Lawyers© 2020 Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Shreveport

David R. Taggart named the Best Lawyers© 2020 Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”

Bradley Murchison ranked as a leading law firm by Chambers USA in Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2013 – Present


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