Wherever significant energy is produced in the United States and around the world, Baker Botts lawyers are plugged in, helping clients close high-profile transactions, litigate high-stakes cases and provide counsel on intricate regulatory matters.
For more than a century, our Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group 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.
Baker Botts energy lawyers have significant experience working with clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets for virtually all forms of energy, including:
Our group's size, sophistication and experience have earned us our “[r]eputation as an energy powerhouse,” according to Chambers USA's 2014 edition. 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.
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:
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 fracing bans. Our dedicated team of trial lawyers also has significant experience with claims for damages to natural resources under CERCLA.
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.
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2020 OIL & GAS DISPUTES
Join us July 23-25, 2020 at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah for the 66th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute hosted by Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at the Africa Energy Forum in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June - 3 July 2020.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the Kayo Women's Power and Utility Summit on June 23 & 24 in Philadelphia.
Baker Botts is a proud supporter of the 2020 Kayo Women's Energy Summit in Houston on April 22 & 23.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the Platts Global Power Markets on April 20-22 in Las Vegas.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor of the World Petrochemical Conference in New Orleans on March 24-27.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at the ERCOT Market Summit on February 25-27 in Austin, Texas.
Baker Botts is proud to be part of the 10th World PetroCoal Congress - 2020 on February 15 - 17 in New Delhi, India.
Baker Botts is proud to be a sponsor at the 33rd Annual Power and Gas M&A Symposium on February 11 in New York.