Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal


This article will discuss the state regulation of midstream natural gas gathering companies in Texas and Oklahoma. For purposes of this article, a midstream natural gas gathering company is a person or legal entity that owns or operates a pipeline system or systems to receive natural gas at or near the wellhead or a central receipt point in a field and deliver the natural gas to a downstream delivery point that is not an end use customer. The pipeline system or systems operate entirely within the borders of a single state and are not subject to regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Examples of such companies include Mockingbird Midstream Gas Services, L.L.C. and Texas Midstream Gas Services, L.L.C. in Texas and Tall Oak Midstream, L.L.C. and Williams Midstream Gas Services, L.L.C. in Oklahoma.