Thomas Holmberg


Washington, D.C.

P: +1.202.639.7965 F: +1.202.585.1016
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Tom Holmberg is a partner in the Global Projects Group at Baker Botts. He assists clients with energy projects and transactions around the world. His recent experience has focused on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and natural gas pipeline projects and transactions. He works with clients at all stages of such projects in areas that include project structuring, contracting, governmental approvals, and the negotiation of commercial agreements and project development documents.

Mr. Holmberg advises clients on an array of regulatory issues, including contract and tariff matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). He also represents clients before the Department of Energy (DOE) for authorizations to export and import natural gas under the Natural Gas Act. He has handled administrative and appellate litigation before the FERC and the courts on these matters. He has also represented clients before FERC in electricity market restructuring proceedings.

Related Experience

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

  • Sempra LNG – project development counsel to Sempra LNG in respect of the Port Arthur LNG liquefaction project and project counsel to Sempra LNG marketing in respect of LNG sales and gas supplies for its North American LNG liquefaction projects currently under construction and development
  • European Utility – negotiating and drafting LNG sales and purchase agreements (with LNG vessel time charter) for export of LNG from U.S. LNG liquefaction project; advice on long-term and short-term LNG marketing arrangements; advice on gas supply arrangement
  • U.S. Utility – assistance with LNG-based fuel supply agreement, including LNG sales agreement and logistics agreement for the transportation and distribution of ISO containers of LNG to generation facilities
  • Cheniere Energy – negotiate long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements from the Sabine Pass LNG export facility; advise on LNG tolling arrangements and related agreements
  • Global Energy Company – advise, negotiate and draft precedent agreement and LNG sale and purchase agreement to support LNG supply for bid in South American power auction
  • Global Power Company – negotiation of LNG sales arrangement for delivery to LNG-to-power project in Panama
  • Project Sponsor – advise on regulatory aspects of pipeline transportation to supply gas to a greenfield LNG export facility in Canada
  • Various Energy Project Developers – represent and advise on siting, structuring and operation of LNG import and export terminals in North America and drafting of LNG customer agreements and shipping agreements
  • Various International Energy Marketers – advise on LNG terminal capacity and off-take arrangements around the world
  • Distrigas of Massachusetts LLC – advise on FERC regulatory matters
  • Petrobras – liquefied natural gas (LNG) sale and purchase agreement for the purchase of LNG into Brazil; advise on master LNG sale and purchase agreements for LNG transactions in various markets
  • Peru LNG – sale and purchase agreement for LNG from the Peru LNG project and the agreement for pipeline transportation of natural gas from Camisea fields to the LNG project
  • BP – sales and purchase agreement for LNG from Tangguh, Indonesia to Sempra Energy for delivery to Baja California, Mexico
  • Consortium of Energy Companies – representation regarding the development of natural gas resources in Venezuela for export as LNG
  • International Energy Company – assistance with the commercial structure of a small-scale, floating LNG export project in Colombia, including a gas sales agreement and time charter
  • Consortium of LNG Project Sponsors – advise on procurement of a fleet of up to five LNG carriers under long-term time charter, including structuring and assisting with the administration of the tender and bid evaluation process
  • Excelerate Energy – advise on authorization before the FERC and Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy
  • Jordan Cove LNG – advise, negotiate and draft project documents, including Terminal Services Agreement and Common Facilities Agreement for LNG export facility
  • Various Financial Institutions – development of LNG trading models
  • Marathon – provide assistance with respect to arrangements for the sale of LNG from the Equatorial Guinea LNG project
  • LNG Investor and Offtaker – advise and negotiate contracts relating to development of LNG export project in British Columbia, Canada
  • Stream – develop LNG Master Sales Agreement for short-term sales of LNG
  • ConocoPhillips – advise on purchase of LNG from QatarGas
  • Asian Utility – negotiation and drafting of LNG sales contract for U.S.-sourced LNG
  • Global Power Company – advise on long-term LNG sales agreement in Dominican Republic
  • Citigroup – advise, draft, and negotiate LNG MSAs
  • Sempra – develop LNG Master Sales Agreement for spot and short-term LNG purchases and sales


  • Project Sponsors – advise of the BTC oil pipeline project from Azerbaijan to Turkey
  • Encore Acquisition Company – advise on oil and gas sale and purchase agreements
  • European Trading Company – advise on short-term LNG agreement
  • International Oil Company – project and risk evaluation of deepwater Gulf of Mexico acquisition and joint venture
  • Independent E&P company – advise and draft Master Services Agreement

Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids

  • Madison Gas and Electric Company – advise on FERC pipeline regulatory matters and advise on gas sale and purchase agreements
  • Integrated midstream pipeline operator – representation before FERC regarding various pipeline issues
  • Global power company – representation of a pipeline sponsor in a certificate proceeding before FERC, including related state issues
  • Project sponsor – development of a cross-border gas pipeline project in the Caribbean
  • Millennium Pipeline – advise on FERC tariff and contracting matters
  • Global Power Company – advise project sponsor on a proposed subsea pipeline for the transport of natural gas from the Bahamas to Florida
  • Manufacturing company – advise and comment on North American Energy Standards board (NAESB) gas sales agreement
  • U.S. Utility – advise on development of energy management agreement
  • U.S.-based LNG importer – advise and draft short-term NAESB gas sales agreement and special provisions and long-term bespoke gas supply agreements
  • Pipeline company – advise and draft precedent agreement for pipeline transportation agreement and gas storage agreement
  • Pipeline shipper – representation before FERC on dispute related to pipeline transportation agreement
  • U.S. Utility – advise and draft ISDA and gas supply agreement
  • International Oil and Gas Company – advise on regulatory and commercial matters associated with natural gas sales contracts in Alaska
  • Energy Infrastructure Developer – regulatory advice on gas storage project
  • U.S.-based LNG Importer – advise, draft and negotiate precedent agreements for capacity on proposed interstate natural gas pipeline

Electric Power and Renewables

  • Merchant Generation Company – regulatory and appellate proceedings relating to energy markets in the western United States
  • Clipper Wind Power – provide regulatory advise on the development of the Criterion wind project in Maryland
  • Independent Power Producer – advise and draft project documents relating to wind power project

Awards & Community

Recognized in Who's Who Legal Energy (Law Business Research Ltd), 2014-2016


Publications, Speeches & Presentations



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