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Spring 2014
5397 Oil & Gas Pipeline Regulation - LAKE- 23714

Professor(s): Kathleen Lake (ADJUNCT)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 

Time: 2:30p-4:00p  TThLocation: BLB-4 

Course Outline: 'Oily' shale gas plays in the United States have spotlighted the need for additional domestic pipeline infrastructure that may include a combination of natural gas pipelines and oil/condensate pipelines. This course will compare and contrast the principal substantive laws and rules in the United States that govern the economic regulation of oil pipelines and natural gas pipelines, with emphasis on federal regulation under the Interstate Commerce Act and the Natural Gas Act. In addition, the course will focus on the differing historical antecedents, and economic and regulatory policies , which are the drivers of economic regulation of domestic oil and gas pipelines under these different regulatory regimes. This course will be taught using statutes, court cases, and agency decisions assembled by Professor Lake; these course reading materials will be made available through the UH Copy Center prior to the first day of class. THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS FOR THIS COURSE IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.   

Prerequisites:  

First Day Assignments: THE FIRST CLASS MEETING IS ON THURSDAY, JAN. 16. NO CLASS ON TUESDAY, JAN. 14. NO FIRST DAY ASSIGNMENT.

Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 2-5pm  209 BLB    

This course will have:
Exam: YES
Paper: NO

Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No