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Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke provides a range of services to clients in the natural gas sector. As the nation’s gas pipeline and distribution infrastructure continues to evolve, DWGP attorneys are at the vanguard of natural gas proceedings that involve gas infrastructure development and transfer, and natural gas supply matters. Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke’s natural gas practice includes counseling clients on supply contracts and state and federal regulatory issues involving natural gas pipelines, including rate proceedings before the FERC and state utility commissions. DWGP represents utility ratepayer customers as well as wholesale customers. DWGP attorneys regularly appear before FERC on behalf of wholesale customers seeking to control cost increases of interstate pipeline companies from which they take service. The Firm has experience in a number of natural gas pipeline proceedings before FERC on behalf of various local distribution utilities as customers of interstate pipelines as well as state public utility commissions. Our attorneys also have many decades’ experience in assisting on matters involving gas infrastructure development plans, as well as efforts to coordinate gas and electric operations. DWGP attorneys are well-versed in policies among the states on accelerated gas pipeline replacement plans and other utility infrastructure plans, which often include coordinating undergrounding between electric and gas utilities.   DWGP’s natural gas practice encompasses regulatory compliance, enforcement, standards of conduct, utility rates, and transactional matters.

Examples of DWGP’s experience include the following:

  • advising clients regarding matters related to the interstate transportation of natural gas, including FERC’s regulation of pipeline rates and services;
  • advising clients regarding the use of interstate transportation capacity, including asset management arrangements;
  • negotiation of natural gas supply contracts, including derivatives and prepaid arrangements;
  • construction and acquisition of natural gas facilities;
  • representing various clients in FERC rulemaking and generic policy proceedings;
  • regulatory authorizations for new and expanded interstate natural gas pipelines;
  • advising intrastate natural gas pipelines providing interstate service under Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act on compliance matters, including the adoption of Statements of Operating Conditions and reporting obligations;
  • representing clients in audits, self-reports of potential violations, and public and non-public investigations before FERC’s Office of Enforcement; and
  • conducting annual compliance training for natural gas market participants