Oil and Gas Regulatory
Gray Becker attorneys provide counseling in all areas of oil and gas regulatory matters, spanning the initial stages of exploration to long-term development and planning. Our goal is to leverage our in-depth understanding of the oil and gas industries, as well as their regulatory requirements, to allow you to explore, produce, and transport hydrocarbons while expanding your interests to the fullest extent. Gray Becker is prepared to represent you in all aspects of natural resources, federal land, and environmental regulation.
Seeking Legal Support
Having sound legal counsel to protect your interests in regulatory matters is vital due to the complicated and ever-changing nature of federal and state regulatory laws. The oil and gas industry is highly regulated at multiple levels of government, including federal, state, and local governments. Each of these governmental spheres controls specific aspects of oil and gas operations, making it even more challenging to implement and comply with the necessary guidelines. Our attorneys provide the trustworthy expertise necessary to navigate these regulations and are prepared to represent you before regulatory agencies to advocate for your interests, no matter what regulatory compliance matters you may be dealing with.
It is also important to understand that failure to comply with the strict oil and gas regulations can result in loss of your permits to operate in Texas, subsequently costing you considerable amounts of money and placing your assets at risk.
We will work closely with you to help you understand and comply with the regulations that affect your business. Our regulatory services equip you to comply not only with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) but also with Texan oil and gas regulatory agencies. Our nationally-recognized lawyers regularly handle cases with these large state regulatory bodies, including the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas General Land Office. We have built a strong rapport within regulatory agencies and have more experience, so we can further your interests when appearing before them on your behalf.
In addition to supporting regulatory compliance, we also advocate for your rights in the instance of litigation and improve your relations when interacting with regulatory bodies. This ensures your oil and gas ventures are positioned for long-term success and comply with state and federal regulations for as long as you choose to invest in them.
Navigating complex regulations and enforcement matters can be nearly impossible for clients on their own. Due to our experience, Gray Becker is equipped, not only to guide you but to foresee potential litigation with these regulatory agencies. We are prepared to assist you in preventing these problems before they arise and resolving them if they do, all while protecting your interests to the highest degree. Gray Becker’s oil and gas attorneys routinely handle a broad range of regulatory issues, including:
- Gas quality proceedings
- Rate regulation
We also represent clients in legal issues that concern:
- Terms and conditions of production service
- Transportation and storage
- Cost of service proceedings
- Rate design for pipelines and facilities
Contact Gray Becker, P.C.
If you work within the oil and gas industry and need assistance in navigating the myriad regulatory factors governing your assets, reach out to the energy team at Gray Becker today. Our experienced Texas legal team is ready to provide you with the highest quality legal counsel and help you understand, shape, and comply with industry regulations.