Thomas J. Eastment

Senior Counsel

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Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7717 F: +1.202.585.1019
  • Shell Offshore Inc. – litigation against an interstate pipeline and its gathering affiliate relating to abuse of market power in the Outer Continental Shelf
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation, ConocoPhillips Company, Hess Corporation, Shell Offshore Inc., Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and BP Energy – litigation before FERC and the U.S. Court of Appeals relating to interstate gas pipeline rates, certificate and abandonment issues and jurisdictional disputes
  • HollyFrontier Corporation, Western Refining Company L.P., Exxon Mobil Corporation and BP West Coast Products LLC – litigation before FERC and the U.S. Court of Appeals against an interstate petroleum products pipeline relating to transportation rates
  • Burlington Resources Inc. – challenge before the U.S. Court of Appeals of FERC orders directing refund of ad valorem tax amounts collected in gas sales
  • HollyFrontier Corporation - complaint at FERC challenging interstate rates charged by an interstate crude oil pipeline and a protest of the pipeline’s application to FERC for authority to charge market-based rates
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation and BP West Coast Production LLC - litigation before the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Court of Appeal challenging the rates of an intrastate refined petroleum production pipeline
  • Chevron U.S.A. Production Company – challenge to a demand of the Department of the Interior for additional royalties on gas produced from federal leases
  • American Petroleum Institute – challenge in federal courts to regulations governing royalties paid to the Department of the Interior under federal oil and gas leases
  • Shell Offshore Inc., Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exxon Mobil Corporation, and BP Energy – rulemaking proceeding before the Department of the Interior regarding authority under the open and nondiscriminatory access provisions of the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Deeptech – undersea pipeline project that would have transported natural gas from Nova Scotia to New England