Caitlin Tweed works with clients in the natural gas, oil, and electric industries to obtain Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state authorizations related to major projects, rates and proposed transactions. Caitlin focuses on advising natural gas pipelines on a wide range of FERC regulatory issues, including tariff matters, certificate applications and abandonment proceedings, rate cases and compliance with standards of conduct. She also has experience advising oil and gas pipelines on regulatory issues before state commissions, including the Texas Railroad Commission.
In 2015, Caitlin went on secondment to a commodities trading firm, where she worked on the compliance team and assisted with implementation of compliance programs centering on FERC, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and exchange regulations and enforcement actions. Caitlin continues to assist energy and commodity trading firms with FERC and CFTC compliance and investigations. In addition, Caitlin has experience advising municipal issuers on regulatory matters relating to compliance with federal securities law.
Recent Notable Matters
Targa Resources Partners LP — participating in rate case litigation before FERC, including handling discovery and motions
Mercuria Energy America, Inc. — successfully petitioning for a capacity release waiver from FERC
Various energy clients — tracking rulemaking process for gas-electric coordination efforts by FERC and NAESB
Various natural gas producers — successfully obtaining capacity release waivers from FERC for transactions involving production assets and associated transportation contracts
NGPA Section 311 storage company — drafting and filing significant amendments to the Statement of Operating Conditions on file with FERC and with the Texas Railroad Commission
Black Hills Shoshone Pipeline, LLC — successfully petitioning FERC for abandonment by sale of the Shoshone Pipeline
Various municipal issuers — assessing past compliance with Continuing Disclosure Agreements for purposes of self-reporting under the SEC’s MCDC Program