Oil and Gas

McGuireWoods has unique and extensive experience in both unconventional and conventional natural gas markets. Our practice includes gas-related transaction, taxation, and litigation work, and we offer consulting and lobbying services through McGuireWoods’ full-service public affairs subsidiary, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC.

The level of McGuireWoods’ presence in this market has afforded our lawyers access to the trenches for exploration, production, midstream, transportation and environmental work. We have offices in the key gas production states of California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia, as well as experienced attorneys licensed in West Virginia, Indiana and Ohio. We bring the firm’s collective resources to bear wherever our clients do business.

Our current clients are engaged in upstream, midstream and downstream markets, and include major oil and gas companies, and large and small independent producers involved in exploration and production. Similarly, we have experience with key aspects of the ownership, operation, regulation and taxation of natural gas pipelines and distribution companies, including the construction, permitting and operation of gas transmission and gathering facilities. We have also developed a concentration in matters related to low-pressure distribution lines, compressor stations and storage facilities.

CONTACTS

Jonathan T. Blank Partner T: +1 434 977 2509 Email
Ryan T. Purpura Partner T: +1 412 667 7939 Email
Gregg M. Rosen Partner T: +1 412 667 7934 Email
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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Our client sued for monies owed on diesel fuel deliveries

Our client sued for monies owed on diesel fuel deliveries in the Southern District of New York (White Plains). After extensive briefing and discovery, our client was awarded the full amount of its claim, and defendant’s counterclaims were dismissed without prejudice.
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Secured precedent setting class certification opinion in 4th Circuit

Representation of a gas company and two co-defendants in the vacating certification of five classes related to coalbed methane (CBM) gas royalty litigation. In its precedent-setting opinion, the court analyzed Rule 23 requirements and definitively placed the burden first on plaintiffs to meet those requirements and then on the district court to analyze them robustly.
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One of the largest producers and transporters of energy in the United States

Representation of a utility-owned master limited partnership in connection with its $290 million acquisition of a limited partnership of five U.S. and Canadian energy companies that own and operate a 416-mile interstate natural gas pipeline extending from the U.S. to Canadian border.
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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

McGuireWoods represented Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) in two joint ventures valued at approximately $91 million that will construct logistics assets to serve third parties and subsidiaries of Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK).
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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Assisted Delek Logistics Partners, LP in the preparation of its joint venture documentation with Rangeland Energy, LLC to construct a 100-mile pipeline from Loving County, TX to Midland, TX, including negotiation of the joint venture company agreement and the construction and operating agreement related to the pipeline.
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Fortune 500 gas and electric utility subsidiary

Representation of a Fortune 500 gas and electric utility subsidiary in negotiations with the EEOC concerning allegations that the company insisted that certain employees sign general release agreements that contained provisions that allegedly violated Title VII.
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Natural gas and oil company

Representation of a natural gas and oil company in a breach of contract and promissory estoppel case. Plaintiff alleged that client offered to enter into an oil and gas lease with plaintiff, plaintiff accepted the offer, and client later refused to enter into the lease. The alleged lease bonus payment was well above the going rate for bonuses. McGuireWoods' attorneys deposed former plaintiffs’ counsel, plaintiff, and a third-party. After uncovering detrimental facts to plaintiff’s case in these depositions, plaintiff agreed to immediately discontinue the lawsuit.
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Heather M Welch Heather Welch Arbogast
Associate
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4459
F: +1 410 659 4599
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Jonathan T Blank Jonathan T. Blank
Partner
Court Square Building
310 Fourth Street, N.E.
Suite 300
Charlottesville, VA 22902-1288
Email
T: +1 434 977 2509
F: +1 434 980 2258
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Candace Ali Blydenburgh Candace Ali Blydenburgh
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4772
F: +1 804 698 2034
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Kevin Boardman J. Kevin Boardman
Partner
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6403
F: +1 214 932 6499
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E. Brett Breitschwerdt E. Brett Breitschwerdt
Associate
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601
Email
T: +1 919 755 6563
F: +1 919 755 6579
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Anthony Carna Anthony J. Carna
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7932
F: +1 412 667 7948
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Zachary B. Chittick
Associate
2000 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1400
Dallas, TX 75201
Email
T: +1 214 932 6439
F: +1 214 273 7476
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Craig R Culbertson Craig R. Culbertson
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8250
F: +1 312 849 3052
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Kristian M Dahl Kristian M. Dahl
Senior Counsel
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916

2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 804 775 4730
F: +1 804 698 2004
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T:+1 202 857 1723
F: +1 804 698 2004

Becky Diffen Becky H. Diffen
Associate
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442

JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906
Email
T: +1 512 617 4516
F: +1 512 617 4589
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Julia English Julia D. English
Senior Counsel
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040
Email
T: +1 202 857 1706
F: +1 202 828 2993
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Donald A Ensing Donald A. Ensing
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8111
F: +1 312 849 8112
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Kimly Gianoutsos Kimly Vu Gianoutsos
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142
Email
T: +1 412 667 7933
F: +1 412 667 7999
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Philip Goldstein Philip Goldstein
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106
Email
T: +1 212 548 7012
F: +1 212 715 2315
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Charles Hampton Charles B. Hampton
Partner
JPMorgan Chase Tower
600 Travis Street
Suite 7500
Houston, TX 77002-2906
Email
T: +1 713 353 6683
F: +1 832 214 9936
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Richard Holzheimer Richard Dean Holzheimer Jr.
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215
Email
T: +1 703 712 5087
F: +1 703 712 5254
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Pamella A Hopper Pamella A. Hopper
Senior Counsel
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442
Email
T: +1 512 617 4504
F: +1 512 472 3068
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Stephen Horton Stephen A. Horton
Sr. VP & Director, MWCAdvocacy McGuireWoods Consulting LLC
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1928
F: +1 804 698 2020
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Yuan-Ying Hsu Yuan-Ying Hsu
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818
Email
T: +1 312 849 8174
F: +1 312 698 4544
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John L Hughes Jr. Jay Hughes
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 4756
F: +1 832 214 9929
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Matthew A Kapinos Matthew A. Kapinos
Associate
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1191
F: +1 832 214 9930
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D. Brennen Keene D. Brennen Keene
Partner
Gateway Plaza
800 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219-3916
Email
T: +1 804 775 1005
F: +1 804 698 2085
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Brian J Kelly Brian J. Kelly
Partner
7 Saint Paul Street
Suite 1000
Baltimore, MD 21202-1671
Email
T: +1 410 659 4465
F: +1 410 659 4480
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J. Mark Lawless J. Mark Lawless
Partner
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442
Email
T: +1 512 617 4503
F: +1 512 472 3068
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Jodie N Herrmann Jodie Herrmann Lawson
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146
Email
T: +1 704 343 2329
F: +1 704 444 8785
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Speaking Engagement

7th Annual Law of Shale Plays Conference

Opportunities, Risks and New Developments in the Distressed Oil and Gas Industry

September 7 – 8 , 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
Speaking Engagement

8th Annual Oil and Gas Law Colloquium

Oil and Gas Transactions - Negotiation and Taxation

July 27 – 28, 2016
Canonsburg, PA
Speaking Engagement

RNG 2015: Fuel, Heat, Power & Policy Conference

December 8, 2015
San Diego, CA
Speaking Engagement

Understanding the Appalachian Basin Midstream Industry

April 20, 2015
Event

YPE-Pitt Law Spring Energy Symposium

April 25, 2014
Pittsburgh, PA
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Legal Alert

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 4

Apache Oil’s Discovery in the Permian Basin — Will It Spark Exploration and Drilling?

September 16, 2016
Legal Alert

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 3

Yes, Gathering Agreements Can Be Rejected as Executory Contracts (At Least Under One Court’s Interpretation of Texas Law)

May 19, 2016
Legal Alert

R&I Update: Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Restructurings, Volume 2

Can Gathering Agreements Be Rejected as Executory Contracts?

March 10, 2016
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