Dick Powers chairs Venable's Energy Law Group. Dick has extensive experience with a broad range of administrative, judicial, legislative, and transactional matters, primarily in the energy industry. He has handled more than 100 rate cases, market-based rate proceedings, and rulemakings involving cost and compliance matters before federal agencies, primarily FERC, and before the DC Circuit. He counsels airlines, oil and natural gas companies, propane companies, refiners, trade associations, and others with respect to rates, regulated practices, and business opportunities.
Dick works closely with clients on matters that include:
Some of Dick's past and present clients include major airlines and carriers, traditional and renewable energy companies, oil and chemical companies, independent exploration and production companies, and businesses owning or having a substantial interest in mineral properties. He also represents trade associations, energy and power marketers, transportation companies, banking and financial institutions, manufacturers, marketers, and natural gas storage companies. He has represented clients on operations in countries around the world, including Colombia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Egypt, Iraq, Mexico, Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Russian Federation. He also works with international organizations in resolving issues, including the World Bank Group (WBG), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).