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    Biography

    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

    Professional
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    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

    Assisted in negotiating and drafting of contracts for the sale of natural gas, NGLs, ethane, etc. for the first seaborne shipment of U.S. liquefied ethane to Europe
    Represented natural gas midstream, distribution and pipeline companies in state public utility commission and FERC matters
    Represented utilities and pipelines in rate, cost recovery, technical conference, rulemaking, tariff, service, expansion, abandonment, and construction related matters

    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.