We counsel our Oil & Gas clients on both the upstream and downstream segments of the business, depending on their needs and strategic goals

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We represent a broad spectrum of industry players, including international petroleum companies, energy service companies, exploration, drilling and development companies, financial institutions, equity funds and royalty trusts, public utilities, refiners, transportation and pipeline companies and chemical companies.

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Over the past 40 years, environmental regulation — and corporate responsibility for maintaining high environmental standards — have grown exponentially. While businesses strive to adhere to requirements that sustain a healthy environment, some issues are beyond control, and liability for environmental infractions can be disastrous to businesses as well as the environment.

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In addition to serving the broad legal needs of traditional electric, solar, wind, water, natural gas telecommunications and wireless clients, we’ve worked with companies in many different industries on transactional matters, energy efficiency, deregulation and more.

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Our deep knowledge of the legislative and regulatory issues lets us provide strategic planning and advice to entities involved in acquisitions, industry restructuring and competitive analyses.

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Our coal industry practice group enjoys a national reputation for providing results-driven, industry-oriented legal and governmental relations services to scores of coal companies throughout the United States and abroad.

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Our firm is positioned to provide a comprehensive array of services to the energy and utility industry — no matter how quickly it may change.

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News from our team

Unconventional Natural Gas Operators – What You Need to Know about New Deadlines and Reporting Requirements under Pennsylvania’s New Regulations

and Final environmental regulations for unconventional natural gas wells (Chapter 78a Regulations) were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (Bulletin) and immediately enforceable on October 8, 2016. The Chapter 78a Regulations set performance standards and codify... read more

A Pipeline for Growth: 2016 Report

The Buchanan Energy team of Jim O’Toole, John Povilaitis, Alan Seltzer, Brian Clark, Leslie Gromis Baker, Kim Pizzingrilli and Mollie McEnteer recently helped co-author a 60-page report, “A Pipeline for Growth” developed by The Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team... read more