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William A. Mogel on Apache Corp. v. FERC, 2010 U.S. App. LEXIS 26275 (D.C. Cir. Dec. 28, 2010)
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by William A. Mogel

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... Read More

Cadwalader Client & Friends Memo: FERC Enforcement Director Calls for Legislative Fix to Address Hunter Decision
Posted on 18 Feb 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Allows Pipeline to Prohibit Backhaul Shippers From Nominating Forward Haul Service
Posted on 30 Oct 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt Krieger Shippers with firm transportation capacity on interstate pipelines often nominate their contracts to move gas in numerous directions on the pipeline on a secondary point basis, subject to the pipeline's tariff scheduling priorities... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC Office of Enforcement Issues 2011 Report on Enforcement
Posted on 15 Dec 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On November 17, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( FERC ) Office of Enforcement issued its 2011 Report on Enforcement ( Report ). The annual Report provides an overview of and statistics regarding FERC's enforcement activities during... Read More

FERC Provides Guidance to PJM Limited Liability and Worker Safety Issues
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by Troutman Sanders

On June 7, 2012, FERC provided guidance to PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. ("PJM") on whether there was a responsibility to oversee worker safety under its Open Access Transmission Tariff ("OATT") and whether the OATT's limited liability... Read More

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: FERC Issues Penalty Guidelines
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache

By Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued new Penalty Guidelines that it will use to determine civil penalties for violations of the statutes that FERC administers and its rules, regulations and... Read More

Foley & Lardner LLP: Energy Industry Updates for March 2011
Posted on 18 Apr 2011 by Foley & Lardner LLP

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... Read More

Cadwalader Alert: FERC Staff Alleges Another 'Flipping' Violation
Posted on 25 Aug 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Ken Irvin and Ben Chesson By notice issued Friday, August 12, 2011 , the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Enforcement announced that, as a result of a nonpublic preliminary investigation pursuant to 18 C.F.R. Part 1b, Staff has preliminarily... Read More

Fulbright Hydraulic Fracking Blog: FERC Approves Sabine Pass LNG Exports, Vacates Jordan Cove LNG Imports
Posted on 4 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On April 16, 2012, FERC issued a precedent setting order approving a proposal by Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (collectively, "Sabine Pass") to site, construct and operate facilities to liquefy domestic natural gas... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: FERC Approves Merger of Northeast Utilities and NSTAR
Posted on 22 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On July 6, 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or the "Commission") approved the proposed merger of NSTAR and Northeast Utilities (the "Merger"). The newly formed utility will operate under the name Northeast... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: Montana Consumer Counsel v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On October 13, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the market-based rate policy embodied in FERC Order No. 697 and FERC Order No. 697-A does not exceed FERC's authority as conferred by the FPA. Under Order 697, which became... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert: FERC Provides Guidance on Reliability Penalties
Posted on 24 Mar 2011 by Eversheds Sutherland LLP

By Dan Frank, JJ Kubicek, and Alexandra Lonieczny In a March 17, 2011 order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) affirmed the proposed penalty initially filed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in the first case... Read More

FERC Releases 2011 Enforcement Report
Posted on 18 Nov 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The staff of the Office of Enforcement (Enforcement) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) released today its annual enforcement report . This report provides information on FERC enforcement activities during Fiscal Year 2011 (FY2011... Read More