FERC Natural Gas Infrastructure Application Process

FERC Natural Gas Infrastructure Application Process

June 7, 2023 | Online :: Central Time

This course will provide attendees with an in-depth review of how the FERC application process works and will detail key cases and issues throughout the agenda, highlighting practical approaches attendees can implement when applying for and reviewing these projects. 

The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the following:

  • Public convenience and necessity
  • Abandonment authorizations
  • Blanket certificates and pre-granted authority
  • Limited jurisdiction cases
  • LNG projects
  • Declaratory orders
  • And more

Upon completing the course, attendees should feel more comfortable reviewing, questioning, discussing, and finalizing the FERC application process. Discounts start at 20% off when you register a team of 5 or more.

Learning Outcomes 

  • Review how to obtain FERC certificates, including what to expect from the pre-filing process, appeal process, common conditions and compliance issues, land acquisition, and more
  • Evaluate how to obtain FERC Abandonment Authorizations, as well as how to use Blanket Certificates and Pre-Granted Authority
  • Discuss the types of LNG projects and the Section 3 process, including pre-filing, application, environmental review, and standard for approval
  • Examine FERC Declaratory Orders and the process for gathering projects (i.e., meetings, petition preparation, standard for approval, and key issues)


Wednesday, June 7, 2023 : Central Time

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Log In and Welcome

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch Break

9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Timing


Process for Obtaining FERC Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity

  • Developer’s Own Initial Route Selection, Scoping Process, and Red Flag Identification
  • Open Season Process and Negotiation of Precedent Agreements
  • FERC Pre-Filing Process
  • Certificate Applications – Required Contents, Resources Reports, Required Showings
  • Abbreviated Applications
  • Storage Projects
  • Use of Leased Capacity on Other Pipelines
  • Processing of Certificate Application and NEPA Review – Including, Among Other Things, Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Environmental Justice
  • Appeal Process and Regulatory Risk of Certificate Order Being Modified or Vacated on Rehearing or Appeal, Including Discussion of Pertinent Court Decisions Over the Last Several Years
  • Common Certificate Conditions and Compliance Issues
  • Obtaining Associated Permits, Authorizations and Agreements (e.g., Interconnection Agreements)
  • Land Acquisition Process and Use of Eminent Domain
  • Key Cases and Issues

Process for Obtaining FERC Abandonment Authorizations

  • Processes
  • Environmental Report
  • Standard for Approval
  • Key Cases and Issues

Obtaining and Using Blanket Certificates and Pre-Granted Authority

  • Genesis of Blanket Certificate Program
  • Blanket Certificate Application Process
  • Standard for Granting
  • Key Cases and Issues

Limited Jurisdiction Certificates

  • Genesis
  • Process for Obtaining
  • Key Cases and Issues

LNG Projects

  • Types (Export, Import, Peak Shavers)
  • FERC Jurisdiction Under NGA Section 3
  • Section 3 Process
    1. Pre-Filing
    2. Application
    3. Environmental Review
    4. Standard for Approval
  • Key Cases and Issues

        FERC Declaratory Order Process for Gathering Projects

        • Pre-Filing Meetings to Assess Necessity
        • Preparation of Petition
        • Standard for Approval
        • Changes in Facts and Circumstances
        • Key Cases and Issues


        Glenn Benson, Partner, BakerHostetler

        One of the country’s leading representatives of onshore and offshore oil and gas producers on regulatory matters, Glenn Benson brings 25 years of experience and an uncommon familiarity with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to his role on the BakerHostetler national Energy Industry practice team. He counsels clients across the energy industry on tariff and contract disputes before FERC, regulatory compliance and enforcement, and the negotiation of commercial transactions, including power purchase agreements, interconnection agreements, pipeline precedent agreements, asset management agreements, and oil and gas purchase and sale agreements.

        Online Delivery

        We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

        • IMPORTANT NOTE: After November 30 you will not be able to join a Teams meeting using Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft recommends downloading and installing the Teams app if possible. You may also use the Edge browser or Chrome.
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        • You will receive a separate email with a unique link to a personalized landing page which will include links to join all sessions of this event.
        • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
        • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


        Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

        If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all attendees for 7 days after the event


        FERC Natural Gas Infrastructure Application Process

        June 7, 2023 | Online
        Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

        Volume pricing also available

        Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

        Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,580.00 (20% discount)
        Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
        Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

        Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before May 05, 2023 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800




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        EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.7 CEUs for this event

        Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

        Participants must log in and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

        Instructional Methods

        PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, and active participation will be included.

        Upon successful completion of this event, program participants interested in receiving CPE credits will receive a certificate of completion.

        Course CPE Credits: 8.0
        There is no prerequisite for this Course.
        Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
        Program Level: Basic
        Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
        Advanced Preparation: None

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        Who Should Attend

        • In-house legal teams and project development personnel at natural gas pipeline companies
        • Gas storage companies
        • LNG terminal project developers
        • Other midstream companies