Global Gas and LNG Practice

Midstream Gas Transactions Our deep experience in the global gas midstream segment covers gas processing, transportation and storage as well as the related NGL value chain. Bracewell has been at the forefront of a number of domestic and cross- border gas pipeline projects, both internationally and including a number of US cross-state pipelines. We help our clients navigate through the unique and complex regulatory, commercial and geopolitical challenges associated with developing gas transportation infrastructure. Our transactional and regulatory lawyers assist developers, operators and investors to develop gas pipelines, helping them mitigate construction, capacity, supply and credit risk.

Our lawyers have advised on:

Pipeline EPC contracts

• All commercial agreements for the financing and development- of gas processing plants globally

Unprocessed and processed gas and NGL transportation and storage agreements

• The development of, and transactions involving, a number of domestic US, US-Canada and US-Mexico gas pipelines, the SCP pipeline in the Caspian region, European pipelines, and cross-border gas pipelines in Africa • ICC arbitrations relating to send-or pay provisions in a long term gas transportation and processing agreement, the sale of pipeline gas, and the operation of a transnational pipeline • Intergovernmental and host government agreements for cross-border gas pipelines in Africa and Europe • FERC application and certificate processes and FERC and DoE regulatory compliance • Financing of domestic and cross-border pipelines through traditional credit facilities and hybrid financing models • Commercial agreements necessary for the development and financing of processing, pipeline and storage projects

Midstream financing

Regulatory compliance and permitting

Intergovernmental and host government agreements

Gas allocation agreements

Open season and third party access

Midstream carbon capture

Allocation and metering disputes

Energy charter treaty and bi-lateral investment treaties

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