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Kurt Krieger focuses his practice in the areas of utility regulation and energy law. He has experience representing interstate natural gas pipeline companies, midstream companies, and gas and electric utilities before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and state and commonwealth public service (or utility) commissions.  His experience includes counseling gas and electric companies on economic, safety and facility siting regulation, and counseling and drafting commercial agreements pertaining to energy-related transactions.

Mr. Krieger has experience with all types of state and federal rate-related, rate-making, tariff, facility expansion, certificate, complaint, and rule-making matters, and federal enforcement proceedings before the FERC.  He developed, implemented, and managed a FERC compliance program for interstate natural gas pipeline companies and gas and electric utilities, counseled extensively on rate, tariff, and certificate matters, standards of conduct and code of conduct issues; and developed training on numerous energy-related and regulated utility topics. He previously counseled clients on coal mine health and safety matters, and on federal tax and general business aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, and executive compensation.

Memberships & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law (2014-Present), Oil and Gas Law (2016-Present)
Best Lawyers® 2021 Charleston, Oil and Gas Law, Lawyer of the Year
Energy Bar Association
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
Association of Corporate Counsel
Executive Editor, West Virginia Law Review 1987-1988
Edward Gannon, S.J. Collegian of the Year 1985
Graduated magna cum laude, Wheeling Jesuit University

Key Experience

Represent and counsel all segments of natural gas industry in federal (FERC) and state (PSC) regulatory matters
Represent and counsel producers on FERC-jurisdictional, gas gathering transport limited-certificate applications
Regularly counsel clients on (and draft and negotiate) commercial gas gathering, transportation, midstream and commodity purchase and sale transactions and agreements

Work Experience

2010 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2001-2010 Assistant General Counsel, NiSource Corporate Services Company
1991-2001 Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation
1988-1991 Jackson Kelly PLLC

Speaking Engagements

Co-author, “PHMSA’s New Rules Aim to Overhaul Pipeline Safety,” The Energy Law Advisor, Institute for Energy Law, Volume 13, No. 4, November 2019

"Transporting All of that Marcellus Shale Gas to the Market - The Critical Effect of Regulation on Midstream Pipeline Companies," The State Journal, 2011

Mr. Krieger has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences, including at national conferences on FERC and NERC compliance issues.