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Energy Law Academy Course 103: Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation



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Description: The goal of this course is to provide an overview of the federal economic regulation of oil and refined products pipelines. Taught by industry practitioners and regulators from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the course begins with a brief overview of the oil and refined products pipeline industry and then describes key statutes and regulations governing and affecting the transportation of oil and other liquid petroleum products. Instructors explain important legal and regulatory concepts and requirements, pipeline services, the scope and limits of FERC and state jurisdiction and key issues affecting the industry.
Networking Reception hosted by ThomsonKnight
All Networking Breaks hosted by GTGreenbergTraurig

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM:
Registration and Networking Lunch
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Introduction, Logistics
  • Dan Frank, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Session 1
Introduction to the Oil, NGLs, and Refined Products Pipeline Industry
  • Industry Overview: Who’s Who?
  • Pipeline Infrastructure
  • Other Modes of Transporting Oil and Refined Products
Overview of Pipeline Operations
  • Oil Pipelines
  • Refined Products Pipeline
  • Jurisdiction Over Construction of Oil and Product Pipelines
Contracts and Policies
  • Prorationing Policies
  • Open Seasons
  • Committed Volumes vs. Uncommitted Volumes
  • Significance
  • Structure
  • Petitions for Declaratory Order (PDOs)
  • Process for Approval
  • Recent Issues
Speaker: Adrianne Cook, Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM: Q&A on Session 1 - Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Networking Break
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Session 2 History of Regulation Regulatory Basics
  • Oil Pipeline Economic Regulation Today
  • Federal and State Jurisdiction
Speaker: Derek Anderson, Senior Counsel, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Session 2 (con't)
Tariffs
  • Tariff Overview -- Rates, Rules, and Regulations
  • eTariff
  • Order No. 780
  • Accounting: Form 6 & Page 700
Speaker: Adrianne Cook, Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation

4:30 PM - 4:40 PM: Q&A on Session 2 - Dan Frank, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
4:40 PM - 4:50 PM: Networking Break
4:50 PM - 5:35 PM: Session 3 Rate-Setting Mechanisms
  • Overview of Types and Prevalence
  • Indexed Rates--EPACT 92 Streamlining
Speaker: Adrianne Cook, Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation
  • Initial Rates
  • Settlement Rates
  • Negotiated Rates
  • Market-Based Rates
  • Cost-of-Service Rates
Speaker: Derek Anderson, Senior Counsel, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC
5:35 PM - 5:45 PM: Q&A on Session 3 - Nick McTyre, Associate, Thompson & Knight
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM: Networking Reception: hosted by  ThomsonKnight
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM: Welcome, Introduction/Recap
  • Dan Frank, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
8:05 AM - 9:05 AM: Session 4
Cost of Service Rates
  • Basic Cost of Service Concepts
  • DOC v. TOC
  • Base v. Test Period
  • Rate Design Concepts
Speaker: Bob Van Hoecke, Principal, Regulatory Economics Group, LLC
9:05 AM - 10:05 AM: Session 4 (con't)
Market Based Rates
  • Overview of Market-Based Rates (MBR)
  • Background
  • FERC Standards
  • Recent and Pending MBR cases
  • Future Developments
Speaker: Amy Hoff, Partner, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC
10:05 AM - 10:15 AM: Q&A on Session 4 - Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
10:15 AM - 10:25 AM: Networking Break
10:25 AM - 11:35 AM: Session 5
Litigation
  • Tariff Filings
  • Complaints
  • Market-Based Rate and Negotiated Rate Litigation Issues
FERC-Initiated Rate Investigations
  • The Hearing Process
  • Rate Examination
  • Trends in Litigation
Speaker: Glenn Benson, Partner, BakerHostetler
11:35 AM - 12:35 AM: Session 5 (con't)
Policies and Current Issues
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Significant Rulemakings and Policy Issues
  • The Magellan decisions's meaning for the industry
  • Significant Court Decisions
Speaker: Shannon Coleman, Assistant General Counsel, Tallgrass Energy
12:35 PM - 12:50 PM: Q&A on Session 5, Wrap-up & Conclusion
  • Rick Smead, Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
  • Dan Frank, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland



Practice Areas: Energy & Natural Resources Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 01/29/2020
Level: Basic
Category: Standard
Duration: 8 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Speakers:
Derek Anderson - Senior Counsel, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC
Glenn Benson - Partner, BakerHostetler
Shannon Coleman - Assistant General Counsel, Tall Grass Energy
Adrianne Cook - Energy Industry Analyst, FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation
Dan Frank - Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Amy Hoff - Partner, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC
Nick McTyre - Associate, Thompson & Knight
Rick Smead - Managing Director, Advisory Services, RBN Energy LLC
Bob Van Hoecke - Principal, Regulatory Economics Group, LLC
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