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 section 311 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.
  • Principal author of Considering the Public Convenience and Necessity in Pipeline Certificate Cases under the Natural Gas Act, Vol. 38, Energy Law Journal (2017).  
  • Teaches annual class at the Center for Pipeline Utilities on the pipeline certification process under the Natural Gas Act and regulation under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act.

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