William A. Mogel on Interstate Natural Gas Ass'n of America v. FERC, No. 09-1016, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 16758 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 13, 2010)

By William A. Mogel, Attorney at Law In this Emerging Issues Analysis, attorney William A. Mogel discusses Interstate Natural Gas Ass'n of America v. FERC [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law ], in which the D.C. Circuit...

William A. Mogel on Apache Corp. v. FERC, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26275 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2010)

By William A. Mogel, Attorney at Law In this Emerging Issues Analysis, attorney William A. Mogel discusses Apache Corp. v. FERC , 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26275 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2010), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers / unenhanced version available from lexisONE Free Case Law...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Energy Industry Updates for March 2011

By Foley & Lardner LLP An Uncertain Future for the DOE Loan Guarantee Program As discussions heat up over how to reduce the deficit in the current fiscal year, many eyes are on the loan guarantee program administered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A recent proposal from the House...

Steptoe & Johnson: Pennsylvania PUC Clarifies Public Utility Criteria

Continuing developments in the Laser Northeast gathering proceeding impact the regulation of gathering and midstream companies operating in Pennsylvania. By Kurt L. Krieger Background: Laser Northeast proposes to construct a gathering system in Pennsylvania extending into New York where it is...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Issues 2011 State of the Market Report

By Kurt Krieger On April 19, 2012, the Office of Enforcement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its 2011 State of the Markets Report, assessing the progress and status of the natural gas, electric, and other energy markets over the past year. In general, the report indicated...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio General Assembly Enacts Energy Bill That Addresses Hydraulic Fracturing

By R. Neal Pierce On May 24, 2012, the Ohio General Assembly enacted a comprehensive energy bill (Senate Bill 315) which addresses several provisions affecting the natural gas industry. The legislation has been forwarded to Governor John Kasich who is expected to sign the bill into law without delay...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Natural Gas Storage Field Boundary Extension vs. Production Interests

Do you produce gas or oil near a gas storage field? Do you intend to do so? Do you have an operating agreement with the storage field operator? What if storage field gas migrates into your production field or strata? What happens if your production operations threaten the integrity of the storage field...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Considering Quarterly Reporting and Disclosure of Every Physical Natural Gas Transaction

By Kurt Krieger On November 15, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") - a pre-cursor to a possible notice of proposed rulemaking - seeking comments on whether it should require quarterly reporting and delayed public disclosure...

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Allows Non-public Information Sharing Between Gas Pipelines, Electric Utilities

By Troutman Sanders LLP On November 15, 2013, FERC issued Order No. 787, authorizing interstate natural gas pipelines and electric transmission operators to voluntarily share non-public, operational information with each other to promote grid reliability and operational planning. In doing so, FERC...

Cadwalader Client & Friends Memo: FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision

On January 15, 2014, Mr. Norman Bay, Director of the Office of Enforcement at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ), testified at a Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection hearing entitled “Regulating Financial Holding Companies and Physical Commodities...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Takes Further Action to Promote Gas and Electric Industry Coordination

B y Kurt L. Krieger On March 20, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued three separate but related items as part of FERC’s ongoing efforts to address gas and electric industry coordination issues arising from the increased reliance on natural gas for electricity...

Duane Morris LLP: D.C. Circuit Ruling Has Potential Implications for Natural Gas Pipeline and LNG Projects Under FERC Environmental Review

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected certain portions of an environmental analysis conducted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or "Commission"). This turn of events is likely to cause anyone with, or planning to have, a...