Petroleum and Alternative Fuels

Counseling and Litigation


Edgcomb Law Group, LLP has substantial expertise in energy-related regulation and litigation.  Our attorneys have handled regulatory matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as well as state public utilities commissions, including maritime and pipeline transportation matters.

Representative Experience

Lead counsel for a major oil refiner in cleanup and cost allocation negotiations with another major oil company at a closed refinery location.

Lead counsel for a major oil company in defending state law claims, including Polanco Act claims, at a former bulk transfer site.

Lead counsel for a major refining company in Superfund environmental litigation in South Valley, Albuquerque, NM, including toxic tort claims arising out of alleged arsenic contamination.

Trial counsel for a major gasoline refiner in multiple California antitrust actions based on alleged price fixing among refiners.

Trial counsel for a gasoline refiner in litigation arising out of alleged infringement of patent for California CARB reformulated gasoline.

Lead counsel for a refining company in FTC civil investigation for alleged price-fixing.

Trial counsel for a product shipper in multi-party FERC litigation involving issues of interstate pipeline proration and quality banks.

Trial counsel for a shipper in California PUC matters involving intrastate pipeline rate settings.

Arbitration counsel for a petroleum shipper in charter party disputes.

Arbitration counsel for a shipper in “one safe berth” disputes.

Trial counsel for a refinery in products liability matter involving av-gas.


Edgcomb, J.,  Responding to an Oil Spill in California: The Impact of OPA 1990 and OSPRA, 5 Univ. of San Francisco Maritime Law Journal 389 (Vol. 2, Spring 1993),