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FERC Conditional Approval of Natural Gas Pipeline Consistent with Clean Water Act Sequencing Requirements

In the midst of the U.S. energy boom, the expansion and modernization of the nation’s energy infrastructure has been a priority. The ramp up in shale natural gas production has spurred investments in pipeline projects, particularly in the Northeast where infrastructure failed to support the rising levels of gas production. The review and approval process … Continue reading

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  • HESLIN AND SOSNICK TO INSTRUCT FERC NATURAL GAS 101 COURSE HOSTED BY EUCI FEB. 22-23:  Moore & Van Allen Member Brian Heslin and Kenneth Sosnick of Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc. will instruct the FERC Natural Gas 101 course hosted by EUCI on February 22-23, 2017 in Houston, TX. Natural gas continues to play an increasing role in our nation’s burgeoning energy industry. In the next twenty or so years, natural gas production is projected to constitute almost 40% of U.S. energy production and natural gas consumption is projected to increase more than other fuel sources due to demand from the industrial and electric power sectors. This course is ideal for those individuals seeking a basic knowledge of FERC’s natural gas and LNG policies and regulations, those interested in the setting of transportation and storage rates, those who want to learn about current hot topics, and those looking for a refresher course. (more…)
  • JEFFRIES AND HESLIN TO INSTRUCT NATURAL GAS UTILITY BASICS COURSE:  Charlotte Energy Members Jim Jeffries and Brian Heslin will instruct the EUCI Natural Gas Utility Basics Course on March 7-8, 2016 in Houston, TX. The dynamics of the energy industry are rapidly changing through an uptick in consolidation via M&A activity and increasing interdependency of the gas and electric industries. This course is ideal for individuals desiring to gain an understanding of developments in the natural gas industry and the role and regulation of natural gas Local Distribution Companies (LDC’s), including, but not limited to: LDC employees involved in regulatory affairs, legal, compliance, scheduling, gas supply and transportation; electric industry employees seeking to familiarize themselves with natural gas and/or deepen their understanding of the industry; and individuals serving LDCs within the regulatory context, such as lawyers, consultants, and natural gas marketers. (more…)

Welcome to the Energy Interdependency Blog!

The landscape of the energy industry is rapidly changing, with a focus on the development of clean, domestic energy sources and a secure, reliable energy infrastructure driving significant changes in the interdependency of energy industry segments and an increase in government regulation. Continued growth in the domestic production of oil and natural gas has positioned the U.S. to be an energy exporter in the global market and will have a marked impact on the course of the industry’s development. The Moore & Van Allen Energy Interdependency Blog seeks to inform companies navigating the domestic and global energy markets by providing leading-edge insight on issues critical to energy interdependency and developments in energy policy, regulation, and related litigation.

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Headquartered in the burgeoning energy hub of Charlotte, NC, Moore & Van Allen has an extensive energy practice that is national and international in scope. Our energy team is composed of highly-skilled attorneys from a cross-section of legal disciplines with a thorough understanding of the complex technologies, transactions, and regulations inherent to the energy industry and its various segments, including natural gas & LNG, electricity, oil, water & sewer, telecommunications, and alternative energy & green technology. We leverage our significant experience to guide our clients successfully through the intricacies of their businesses, from marketing, compliance counseling, and project development, to project finance, federal and state regulation, investigations and litigation. We proudly and successfully serve companies throughout the nation, including the largest natural gas and electric companies in the Carolinas. Read More About Our Practice and Meet the MVA Energy Team.

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