Energy

Wherever significant energy is produced in the United States and around the world, Baker Botts lawyers are plugged in, helping clients with high-profile transactions, litigating high-stakes cases and providing counsel on intricate regulatory matters. 

For more than a century, our Energy Team has represented a wide variety of clients in the energy industry, from nearly all of the dominant domestic and international oil and gas operators, service companies and pipelines to numerous regional and independent producers, processors, transporters, distributors and marketers.

Our Energy Lawyers have significant experience working with clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets for virtually all forms of energy, including:

                    

Our reach is global: we have advised on matters in more than 120 countries and energy hubs such as Africa, China, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and South America.

Baker Botts Energy Matters

In the United States, we handle substantial engagements in established and emerging major shale plays, including Eagle Ford, Bakken, Permian, Utica, Barnett and Marcellus. Our lawyers also routinely handle deals and disputes related to offshore oil and gas drilling and development.

The Energy Practice at Baker Botts serves clients in three main areas:

Transactions:

Our team regularly handles public and private deals across the energy value chain, structuring and documenting complex joint ventures, investments and financings, and acquisitions and divestitures.

Litigation:

We have particular strength in litigating oil and gas matters across the country, including many of the most important and groundbreaking cases arising from issues involving gas flaring, railcar accidents, title disputes, nuisance claims and local fracking bans. Our dedicated team of trial lawyers also has significant experience with claims for damages to natural resources under CERCLA.

Regulatory:

We routinely appear before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the U.S. Department of the Interior and various state agencies and commissions across the United States, as well as before federal and state appeals courts, to challenge agency actions and rulings on behalf of our clients. Our lawyers have also handled numerous oil and gas pipeline rate matters before FERC and state utilities commissions, along with representing clients before the Interior Department in royalty cases arising from federal oil and gas leases.

Contacts

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Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law

GAR 100 - 15th Edition

Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Thought Leadership

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Careers in Energy Finance

Speeches & Presentations

Panelist, The Women in Energy (WIE) Initiative at the Center on Global Energy Policy

Voluntary Carbon Markets

Speeches & Presentations

Panelist, Argus North American Biofuels, LCFS, and Carbon Markets Conference

A Bridge Over Troubled Water: LNG FSRUS Can Enhance European Energy Security

Client Updates

Baker Botts Senior Counsel and nonresident fellow for the Center for Energy Studies, Steven Miles, authored "A Bridge Over Troubled Water: LNG FSRUS Can Enhance European Energy Security" which explains how existing LNG floating storage vessels can provide a concrete, rapidly implementable gas supply solution until longer-term infrastructure investments are in place.

Young Lawyers Roundtable

Speeches & Presentations

Co-Chair, 10th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration

What's Next on Air Toxics

Speeches & Presentations

Air & Waste Management Association's Electric Power Transformation: 2021 MEGA Symposium on Policies and Technologies for Clean, Reliable, and Cost-effective Energy

LNG Update

Client Updates

Energy Update

Winter Storm Uri

Client Updates

Securities and Finance Disclosure Update

FERC Reaffirms Support for Emerging Technologies

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On March 18, 2021, FERC reaffirmed its prior decision enabling the participation of emerging technologies in the energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets operated by RTOs and ISOs. These emerging technologies include electric storage, distributed generation, demand response, energy efficiency, thermal storage, and electric vehicles and associated supply equipment.

Preliminary Agreements

External Article

LaMaster J & Moran CL (eds.), Oil and Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements: SPAs for International Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures, 2nd edn, Globe Law and Business Ltd

Disclosure Letters

External Article

LaMaster J & Moran CL (eds.), Oil and Gas Sale and Purchase Agreements: SPAs for International Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures, 2nd edn, Globe Law and Business Ltd

Events

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World Oilman's Poker Tournament

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the World Oilman's Poker Tournament at The Wynn | Encore Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 20-22, 2022.

2021 World LNG Summit & Awards

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming World LNG Summit & Awards on November 30 - December 3 in Rome, Italy.

Africa Energy Forum 2021

Baker Botts is delighted to sponsor the 23rd Annual Africa Energy Forum on 15-17 November 2021 in London, UK.

2021 North American Gas Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the 2021 North American Gas Forum on November 8-10 in Washington D.C.

2021 Oklahoma Public Company School

Let us help you train your in-house professionals! Baker Botts is hosting the 2021 Virtual Oklahoma Public Company School on Tuesday, October 12 at 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT. This school is for executives, environmental professionals and in-house legal counsel.

2021 Gastech Conference

We are proud to be part of the 2021 Gastech Conference on September 21-23 in Dubai.

New York Energy Dialogues

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the New York Energy Dialogues virtual event on September 23.

Hydrogen Energy Dialogues

Baker Botts, in collaboration with academic Partner Stanford Natural Gas Initiative and corporate partner Chart Industries, is proud to be part of the Hydrogen Energy Dialogues on Wednesday, June 16. 

Hart Energy's 2021 Energy Capital Conference

Please join us in attending Hart Energy's 2021 Energy Capital Conference at the Omni Houston Hotel on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT.

Baker Botts Energy Lawyer School

Baker Botts is delighted to invite you to our Energy Lawyer School commencing on the 16 March and finishing on 24 March 2021

CWC World LNG Virtual Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the CWC World LNG Virtual Summit on December 1-4.

ACORE Grid Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the ACORE Grid Forum Virtual Event on November 17-18.

ACORE State of the Industry Webinar

On October 27, Baker Botts Partner, Megan Berge, will be moderating the panel for American Council on Renewable Energy's (ACORE) upcoming webinar titled "State of the Industry Webinar: How Can Hydrogen Enable 100% Renewable Targets?"

North American Gas Forum

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming North American Gas Forum Virtual Event on October 20-22.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

2020 Baker Botts/Baker Institute Virtual Energy Summit

Join us for the fourth consecutive year as Baker Botts and the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute, co-host a virtual conference for the annual Energy Summit.

GCPA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference

Baker Botts is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the GCPA Fall 2020 Virtual Conference on September 29 - October 1. 

Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit

Baker Botts is a proud supporter of the 2020 Kayo Women's Virtual Energy Summit September 8-11.

Africa Energy Forum 2.0

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at AEF 2.0 from 30 June - 3 July.

ERCOT Market Summit

Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at the ERCOT Market Summit on February 25-27 in Austin, Texas.