The Brunini Firm’s energy law practice has been recognized as a regional leader for decades. The Firm’s natural gas practice includes the representation of pipelines, local distribution companies, marketers, and storage operators. The Firm’s pipeline representation includes most of the interstate natural gas pipelines in Mississippi, as well as oil, product and intrastate gas lines and a major local natural gas distribution company. The Firm’s attorneys handle all aspects of these clients’ work in Mississippi and have been engaged as lead counsel on their behalf in matters in other states. In addition to handling contract and regulatory issues, the Firm’s trial lawyers have litigated major natural gas curtailment, take or pay, and royalty cases.
The Firm also represents natural gas marketers in all aspects of their Mississippi operations. The Firm has been actively involved in the development of underground natural gas storage facilities in both deflated gas fields as well as gas and liquids in caverns created by solution mining in salt domes. Brunini’s representation has included preparation of gas storage agreements, title examination needed for the development of storage facilities, acquisition of necessary easements for pipelines and interconnects (including condemnation actions, as needed), acquisition of necessary permits from regulatory agencies, regulatory approval of implementation and operation of gas storage facilities and litigation associated with these activities.