Natural Gas

John R Staffier PLLC has an active natural gas practice before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and in business transactions involving FERC jurisdictional issues.

John Staffier has been involved for over 25 years in pipeline, LNG and storage certificate, facility siting, tariff and rate cases and rulemaking proceedings before the FERC and in the courts, as well as numerous import/export authorization proceedings before the Department of Energy (DOE). He has served as an arbitrator in a number of natural gas contract cases, as well as counsel in other arbitrations, and is experienced in settlement negotiations, contract litigation, and legal review and negotiation of gas supply and transportation contracts.


Our offices also provide guidance on legislative and regulatory matters focused on the utilities and electric industries, with particular emphasis on electric reliability, transmission issues, and implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA), as amended.




Randall Davis Associates LLC brings a wealth of experience to each matter from the perspective of the government as a decision-maker. Mr. Davis has served in a variety of senior positions with the U.S. Congress, as well as at the White House, and the Office of Management and Budget. This experience has proven to be invaluable in helping clients formulate and implement successful legislative and regulatory strategies.

Randall Davis has represented clients on issues including: repeal of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935; reform of PURPA;  amendments to the Federal Power Act to provide incentives for transmission expansion; renewable energy development and royalty relief for oil and natural gas producers holding leases in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico.  He also has represented clients in environmental policy debates, including regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants; multi-pollutant control legislation; mercury and air toxics regulation and regulation of cooling water intake structures under Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act.  Additionally, Mr. Davis has represented clients with respect to telecommunications and consumer goods issues.

Randall Davis regularly consults with clients on appropriations and budget issues, and advises clients with respect to the procedures and precedents of the Congress that bear on the consideration of substantive issues.