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Attorneys at Thompson & Knight have more than 30 years of experience in handling all aspects of refinery and other downstream matters, including structuring, negotiating, and preparing contracts for commercial transactions.

Overview

Attorneys at Thompson & Knight have more than 30 years of experience in handling all aspects of refinery and other downstream matters, including structuring, negotiating, and preparing contracts for commercial transactions. Our work includes the negotiation of crude oil supply and transportation agreements, tolling agreements, and offtake agreements. We assist refinery owners in land acquisitions and sales associated with refinery plant expansions, along with the creation of buffer zones surrounding the plant, and otherwise rationalizing the real property assets associated with the refinery. Our attorneys also represent clients in plant acquisitions and sales, project development and finance, environmental compliance, and joint ventures.

Thompson & Knight maintains an “active energy and natural resources department with recognized expertise in the oil and gas sector.”  – Chambers Global 2018

Thompson & Knight attorneys work with officers and managers of major oil and gas companies and their in-house legal departments in connection with international refinery transactions and frequently coordinate the efforts of foreign local counsel, with whom we have established strong working relationships around the globe.

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Nearly 120 years of experience counseling oil, gas, and energy industry clients

85%

More than 85 percent of the Firm’s attorneys have worked on energy industry matters