Shippen Howe

Of Counsel

202.298.1881

sxh@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Successfully obtained authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to construct and place into service an approximately 1,700-mile natural gas pipeline across 8 states, including assisting with all federal environmental and permitting issues.
  • Successfully obtained authorization from FERC to convert and place into natural gas service an approximately 800-mile crude oil pipeline across 5 states.
  • Provided guidance to natural gas pipelines on the construction of facilities in compliance with the requirements of FERC’s blanket certificate program.
  • Guided a natural gas pipeline company through an audit of its records and postings in connection with the company providing natural gas transportation service under the Natural Gas Act.
  • Successfully obtained the denial of the release of private information sought from a natural gas company under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
  • Successfully briefed a winning defense of the federal authorization to construct a natural gas pipeline over coal mining properties in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.   

Publications

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

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

Gas Law Chapter

ABA's Recent Developments in Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Industries 2014, Peter V. Lacouture, Editor, pp. 287
01/01/2014

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

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

Presentations

"For Better or For Worse?" How the Hydraulic Fracturing Debate is Shaping Natural Gas Infrastructure Development"

Speaker
Energy Bar Association's Natural Gas Committee
Washington, DC
02/02/2016

Fracking Revisited - Current and Past Developments

Panelist
Energy Bar Association
Washington, DC
10/21/2014