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James (“Jim”) Downs joined Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc. in April 2017.  Mr. Downs has over twenty years of oil and gas pipeline industry experience in federal and state regulatory affairs and commercial services, the last seven serving as vice president over Rates, Regulatory Affairs and FERC Certificates with the Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), a company that consisted of Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC, Hardy Storage Company, and Crossroads Pipeline Company.  These assets combined constituted one of the largest set of interstate pipelines in the United States of America. 

As Vice President, Rates & Regulatory Affairs, and FERC Certificates Mr. Downs oversaw the strategic implementation of dozens of tariff filings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including a large number of settlements associated with general section 4 and 5 rate cases.  Mr. Downs was also instrumental in accomplishing the two transformational Modernization Settlements that has converted Columbia Gas Transmission into an industry leader in reliability and safety for its customers and the communities it serves. Mr. Downs is recognized in the industry for his negotiation and commercial skills that are uniquely blended with his regulatory acumen.

Prior to joining BWMQ, Mr. Downs was also involved in the preparation and filing of dozens of major expansions on the CPG systems that had a combined estimated cost of over $6.5 billion.

Most recently, Mr. Downs has provided expert witness and consulting expertise to one of the largest independent oil and gas producers in the Marcellus Shale production basin. 

Mr. Downs has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1991.

Please call (202) 280-2322 if there is a project or development that would benefit from the years of experience and understanding Jim brings to any assignment.    


Houston, TX