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Energy & Utilities


Post & Schell’s Energy & Utilities Practice Group represents electric public utilities, transmission providers, generators, large power purchasers, and investors before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), as well as courts. 

Marcellus Shale:

Attorneys from an array of Post & Schell practice areas serve in project teams to assist clients participating in development of opportunities in Marcellus Shale and related natural gas and oil production zones. Experience from the Energy & Utilities Regulation, Environmental Law, Land Use & Zoning, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups translates into a broad understanding of the functions and operations of Marcellus Shale producers, mid-stream pipelines and investors. 

We represent public utilities and their non-regulated affiliates, pipeline operators, service companies, construction contractors and investors in enforcement actions brought by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC).

Natural Gas:

Post & Schell’s Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania-based Energy & Utilities Group includes attorneys with extensive experience in nearly every area of the natural gas industry. The Group represents local distributors, producers/gatherers, midstream/intrastate pipelines, interstate pipelines, and industrial/commercial customers in regulatory and transactional matters. 

The regulatory work of the Energy & Utilities Group involves matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PPUC) and other state public utility commissions and the courts. Transactional work includes providing review and advice regarding transportation and supply contracts for large users and utilities.

Oil and Liquids Pipeline:

We represent crude oil and petroleum products pipelines and natural gas liquids pipelines subject to the Interstate Commerce Act.

The Group’s attorneys advise clients at every stage of the oil, refined products and liquids infrastructure development and transportation process, including project structuring, operation and regulatory compliance. We handle all aspects of oil pipeline regulation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Renewable/Alternative Energy:

Our attorneys have extensive experience in energy efficiency, natural gas procurement, renewable energy credits, demand response and transmission interconnection matters. 

Water & Wastewater:

Post & Schell’s Energy & Utilities Group includes attorneys with extensive experience in all facets of the operation of the water and wastewater industries, including representation before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commissions (PPUC) and courts. 

We represent investor-owned water utilities before the PPUC in all aspects of rate, complaint, rulemaking, and certificate proceedings, and in related litigation.