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SENATE ENERGY INQUIRES INTO NATURE OF FE...

Over the last few years, various natural gas ratepayer groups have without success mounted a legislative effort to stop natural gas pipeline companies from over-recovering their costs. As discussed below, Capitol Hill may finally be listening. In 2012, the Natural Gas Supply Association released its annual study analyzing the cost recovery over a five-year period of 32 major pipelines...

Conversion to Natural Gas: Navigating th...

By Joel Greene and Elizabeth Teuwen, Attorneys, Jennings Strouss & Salmon PLC; and Jim Adams, PE, Director of Utilities, Cornell University Published in the first-quarter 2013 issue of District Energy by the International District Energy Association It is hard to ignore the growing popularity of natural gas. We are routinely bombarded with news of historically low prices and...

FERC Orders Additional Technical Confere...

In August of this year, FERC convened five regional technical conferences to address a number of issues implicated by the growing need to coordinate the natural gas and electric industries. On November 15, 2012 FERC issued an order further addressing the issues raised by these technical conferences and concluded that additional technical conferences are necessary. See Coordination...

FERC Schedules Five Regional Technical C...

FERC has announced the schedule for five regional conferences being held in August to address the coordination between the natural gas and electric industries.  (See list of dates and locations below.)  These technical conferences are part of FERC’s continued efforts to assess whether and to what extent it needs to take formal action with regard to coordination issues. In...

FERC Announces Conferences on Gas-Electr...

By Elizabeth Teuwen On June 21, 2012, Chairman Wellinghoff announced that FERC would hold regional technical conferences to address the coordination of the natural gas and electric industries.  These technical conferences are part of FERC’s continued efforts to assess whether and to what extent it needs to take formal action with regard to coordination issues.  In February of this...

FERC Staff Presents The 2011 “State of t...

We are pleased to present the Office of Enforcement’s 2011 State of the Markets Report. The State of the Markets Report is staff’s annual opportunity to share our assessment on the natural gas, electric, and other energy markets. The presentation is based on conclusions of the staff and not necessarily those of the Commission, the Chairman or any of the individual Commissioners. ...

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