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2018 EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation

2018-01-25 12:00:00 2018-01-26 12:30:00 America/Chicago 2018 EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation- EBA 2018 EBA Primer Series: An Introduction to Federal Oil Pipeline Regulation **For a full listing of events visit http://eba-net.org/calendar Anadarko Petroleum - Hackett Tower, 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 EBA - Energy Bar Association - houston admin@eba-net.org
Dates:  Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 12:00pm to Friday, January 26, 2018 - 12:30pm
Location:  Anadarko Petroleum - Hackett Tower, 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Houston Chapter


Thank you for your interest in this event.  This program is SOLD OUT and registration is now closed for this event. Join your colleagues after the Primer at the Networking Reception. The event is open to all. Come network with us! http://www.eba-net.org/Jan2018HoustonChapterReception

This program will be recorded and available for purchase after the event.  Please contact the Energy Bar Association at 202.223.5625 with questions regarding registration for this event.

About this program:  The Energy Bar Association is pleased to to present a primer on oil pipeline federal regulations.  The goal of this primer 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.

For details about the EBA Primers Series, visit: http://eba-net.org/node/273


As of 1.18.18 - please note the meeting location changed to the second tower.  Please note the new address, for direction purposes is Hackett Tower.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Noon – 5:30pm

Noon – 1:00 pm:  Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 1:15 pmWelcoming Remarks

Introduction to the Oil, NGLs, and Refined Products Pipeline Industry

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Michelle T. Boudreaux, Partner
Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler, PLLC

  • Industry Overview:  Who’s Who?
  • Supply Overview
  • Pipeline Infrastructure
  • Other modes of transporting oil and refined products

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm:  Break

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Overview of Pipeline Operations 

Adrianne Cook, Energy Industry Analyst
FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation

  • Oil pipelines
  • Refined products pipeline

Construction of Oil and Refined Product Pipelines

  • Jurisdiction over construction of oil and product pipelines
  • FERC’s role in approving new oil and product pipelines
    • Contracts and policies
    • Prorationing policies
    • Open seasons
    • Petitions for Declaratory Order

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm: Break

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm:  Regulatory Basics (Derek Anderson, Attorney-Advisor, FERC Office of General Counsel)

  • History of regulation
  • Oil pipeline economic regulation today
  • Federal and state jurisdiction

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Networking Reception

To be held at The Refuge Bar & Bistro 24 Waterway Ave. Suite 110 The Woodlands, Texas 77380

The Reception is included in the Primer Registration fee.

Friday, January 26, 2018  8:00 am – 12:30 pm

7:30 am  – 8:00 am:  Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Day One Recap

Regulatory Basics Continued

  • Rate-Setting Mechanisms

Derek Anderson, Attorney-Advisor
FERC Office of General Counsel



  • Tariff Overview
  • Rates, Terms and Conditions
  • Accounting:  Form 6

Adrianne Cook, Energy Industry Analyst
FERC Office of Energy Market Regulation


9:30 am – 9:45 am:  Break

9:45 am  – 11:00 am: Litigation (Glenn S. Benson, Partner, Davis Wright & Tremaine)

  • Tariff filings
  • Complaints
  • Market-based rate and negotiated rate litigation issues
  • FERC-initiated rate investigations
  • The hearing process
  • Rate examination
  • Trends in litigation

Glenn S. Benson, Partner
Davis Wright & Tremaine

11:00 am – 11:15 am:  Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm:  Policies and Current Issues

  • Jurisdictional issues
  • Significant rulemakings
  • Significant court decisions
  • Petitions for declaratory order

Shannon Coleman, Sr.Attorney,
Colonial Pipeline Company


About the EBA Primer Series

One of the goals of the Energy Bar Association’s Strategic Plan is to promote excellence in the practice of energy law by enhancing opportunities for educational programming.  To further this goal, EBA has established a “primer program,” focused on teaching core regulatory and legal concepts and basic industry fundamentals that every energy law practitioner must understand.  The overall goal of this course is to provide attorneys new to the oil and refined products pipeline industry a foundational understanding of the industry and how it is organized and regulated, so they are better equipped to assist clients in this industry.

Continuing Legal Education Credits (CLE)

 MCLE accreditation approval  of 8.0 hrs. for VA, NY, TX.  For questions email llevine@eba-net.org


The seminar will be held at:  Anadarko Petroleum - Hackett Tower, 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380  (see note at top of web page)

Hotel Information

There are several hotels in the area.  The Westin and The Woodlands Waterway/Marriott are within two blocks walking (*).  EBA has not reserved a room block.  Please contact the hotels directly for rates and availability.

Hotels Address City Telephone Number
*Westin 2 Waterway Square Place The Woodlands 281.419.4300
*The Woodlands Waterway/Marriott 1601 Lake Robbins Dr. The Woodlands 281.367.9797
Residence Inn on Six Pines 9333 Six Pines The Woodlands 281.419.1542
Residence Inn on Lake Front Circle 1040 Lake Front Circle The Woodlands 281.292.3252
The Hilton Garden Inn 9301 Six Pines Dr. The Woodlands 281.364.9300
Hyatt Centric 9595 Six Pines Dr. #1100 The Woodlands 281.203.5005
Hyatt Place the Woodlands 1909 Research Forest Dr. Shenandoah 281.298.4600
Courtyard by Marriott 1020 Lake Front Circle The Woodlands 281.292.3262
Drury Inn 28099 Interstate 45N The Woodlands 281.362.7222
The Woodlands Resort 2301 N. Millbend Dr. The Woodlands



Driving or Uber are your best choices.  There are two parking garages on-site, but no public transportation.


Please note, registration closed on 1.18.18.  Registration includes the two-day Primer, attendee handouts, lunch, breakfast, breaks, and reception.

  EBA Member Non-Member
Private/Attorney $350 $395
Private/Energy Professional (formerly Non-Attorney) $375 $425
Private/Young Attorney* $275 $300
Gov't/Academic $300 $325
Student $100 $125

*Those who graduated from law school within last three (3) years, that is, on or after January 1, 2015.


Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be given to registrants who submit written cancellation by January 10, 2018.  You may send your cancellation request to Marlo Brown-Carpenter at Marlo@eba-net.org or by fax to 202.833.5596.


By registering for this program, you authorize EBA to use any photographs taken of you during the event. Photographs may be used in promotional materials or stories that appear in professional publications and websites.


For more information, please contact the Energy Bar office at (202) 223-5625 or by email at admin@eba-net.org