LORRIE MARCIL has over 20 years’ experience representing energy firms in a broad range of administrative and judicial matters involving economic and regulatory issues. Her practice focuses primarily on crude oil and petroleum products pipelines and includes both litigation and regulatory counseling. She primarily represents pipeline companies before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and in appeals from those matters. She has also represented clients before state public utilities commissions, including the Texas Railroad Commission and in state and federal courts. Lorrie is recognized in the 2018 and 2019 editions of Best Lawyers and is regularly listed as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500.
Lorrie has represented oil pipelines in connection with all aspects of pipeline rates and regulated practices, including cost-of-service ratemaking, indexing and grandfathering of rates, open seasons, capacity allocation, firm service, proration policies, affiliate relationships and standards of conduct and jurisdictional and discrimination issues. She has extensive experience in advising clients with respect to market-based rate proceedings and has represented crude oil and petroleum products pipelines in over a dozen market-based rate applications and related proceedings at FERC. She has also advised clients in connection with new infrastructure pipelines and expansions of existing pipelines, including with respect to petitions for declaratory order at FERC, oil pipeline leases and a variety of pipeline-related transactions.
Representative oil pipeline clients have included Magellan Pipeline Company, Marathon Pipe Line Company, BP Pipelines, Explorer Pipeline, Colonial Pipeline Company and Shell Pipeline Company.
Lorrie’s practice also has included representing electric utilities on matters relating to the deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry, electric transmission issues, asset purchases and divestitures, and code of conduct issues and rate issues, including market-based rates.