The 2018 Babst Calland Report Focuses on the Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Industry Forging Ahead Despite Obstacles

Babst Calland recently released its annual energy industry report: The 2018 Babst Calland Report – Appalachian Basin Oil & Gas Industry: Forging Ahead Despite Obstacles; Legal and Regulatory Perspective for Producers and Midstream Operators.  This(…)

Legal Insights into Oil and Gas Infrastructure Projects and Additional Insureds in Property Damage Claims

An August 21, 2017 article in the The Legal Intelligencer, co-authored by Babst Calland Attorneys Dave White and Esther Soria Mignanelli, addresses the impacts of the new Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien State Construction Notices Directory on oil and gas(…)

Use of the New State Construction Notices Directory for Oil and Gas Construction Projects

An article in the March 2017 issue of The PIOGA Press, co-authored by Babst Calland Attorneys Dave White and Esther Soria Mignanelli, addresses the impacts of the recent amendments to the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law (Act No. 142) and related newl(…)

Ohio Rules Drafted for Construction of Well Sites

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has drafted, for public comment, rules concerning well site construction.  The current draft requires submission of an application along with a set of detailed drawings, a sediment and erosion control plan, a d(…)

Construction Law 2013: A Year in Review

As a service to its clients and prospective clients, the law firm of Babst Calland will provide a complimentary “year in review” breakfast seminar which will cover an overview of 2013’s significant developments (both statutory and case-law) in the are(…)

Request To Expand Marcellus Shale Pipeline

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC has applied with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to construct and operate the Leidy Southeast Project which would entail the installation of approximately 30 miles of new 42-inch p(…)

Plans Announced for New Processing Plant and Pipeline in Ohio

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Utica EMG LLC have announced plans to construct a new natural gas processing plant and pipeline to transport liquids from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia to the Gulf Coast region for processing.  Bab(…)

Williams Approves Bluegrass Pipeline Project

According to a recent article in the Tulsa Business and Legal News, Williams’ board of directors has approved the development of a natural gas liquids pipeline which will primarily connect supply from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations to the de(…)

Pipeline Construction Continues In Region

Rockford Corporation, a subsidiary of Primoris Services Corporation, has announced awards of five pipeline construction projects valuing approximately $92 million.  Four of the five projects will be located in Pennsylvania and/or West Virginia.  All o(…)

Federal Court in West Virginia Refuses to Enforce Choice of Law Agreement in Construction Contract

In Elk River Pipeline LLC v. Equitable Gathering LLC, S.D. W.Va. (2013), the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia determined that West Virginia law governed a dispute between two parties to a construction contract de(…)

Williams and Boardwalk Announce Joint Venture to Build NGL Pipeline in Marcellus and Utica

Williams and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP recently announced that they would be forming a joint venture to develop a pipeline that would transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Marcellus and Utica to petrochemical and export facilities on the(…)

Construction Law Issues Impact the Expansion of Natural Gas Pipelines in the Region

As the natural gas industry expands in the region, energy and midstream companies and their contractors need to be aware of the unique Pennsylvania construction law issues that may impact development. Although Pennsylvania courts have not yet addresse(…)