Robert F. Christin

Of Counsel

202.298.1987

rfc@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Provided legal counsel and prepared application to the FERC that resulted in authorization to abandon 400+ miles of interstate gas pipeline for conversion to oil transportation. 
  • Prepared application to the FERC for a natural gas pipeline to transfer (abandon) several hundred miles of underutilized pipeline system to state regulation.
  • Provided legal memoranda and counseling to support construction of interstate pipeline lateral and compression under self-implementing authorization of the Natural Gas Policy Act instead of under certificate process of the Natural Gas Act.
  • Performed review of interstate gas pipeline company’s internal procedures to verify compliance with FERC regulatory requirements.

Publications

AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies (2015-2016)

Contributing Author
American Gas Association, 2015-2016 Edition
06/01/2015

AGA FERC Manual: A Guide for Local Distribution Companies (2013)

Contributing Author
American Gas Association, 2013 Edition
06/01/2013

Presentations

The Basics of FERC Ratemaking for Interstate Pipelines

Instructor, "FERC Ratemaking Under the Natural Gas Act"
New Mexico State University
Albuquerque, NM
10/10/2016

The Basics of Natural Gas Pipeline Ratemaking Course

Instructor, FERC Regulation of Pipeline Construction Under the Natural Gas Act
New Mexico State University - Center for Public Utilities
Albuquerque, NM
10/11/2015

The Basics of Natural Gas Pipeline Ratemaking Course

Instructor, FERC Regulation of Pipeline Construction Under the Natural Gas Act
New Mexico State University - Center for Public Utilities
Albuquerque, NM
10/12/2014