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Cadwalader Client & Friends Memo: Clear Rift Highlighted by Commissioners’ Lack of Action on New England’s Most Recent Forward Capacity Auction Results
Posted on 1 Oct 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On September 16, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s four Commissioners issued statements explaining a 2-2 deadlock between Chairman LaFleur and Commissioner Moeller on the one hand and Commissioner Clark and new Commissioner Bay on... Read More

Cadwalader: Tariff Compliance Is Not Enough: FERC Imposes Nearly $35 Million in Penalties and Disgorgement Against Powhatan Energy Fund and Trading Associates
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On May 29, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( “FERC” ) issued an Order against Powhatan Energy Fund, LLC and its trading partners, Dr. Houlihan Chen, HEEP Fund, LLC and CU Fund, Inc. (together, “Powhatan” ). FERC... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Court Ruling a Victory for Kentucky Pipeline Eminent Domain Opponents
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By J. Kevin West On March 25, 2014, a Circuit Court in Kentucky ruled in favor of those opposed to an interstate natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) pipeline’s potential use of eminent domain under the laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Electric Transmission Line Rate Incentives Affirmed
Posted on 11 Feb 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger On January 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld a 2012 order issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) denying rehearing of a 2008 order granting rate incentives to an... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Takes Further Action to Promote Gas and Electric Industry Coordination
Posted on 24 Mar 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More

Cadwalader: Initial Decision Finds that BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market in Texas
Posted on 18 Aug 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Introduction On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“ FERC ” or “ Commission ”) Administrative Law Judge (“ ALJ ”) issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc. et al. (“... Read More

Williams Mullen: FERC Urged To Revise Generator Interconnection Procedures and Agreement
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Williams Mullen

By Robert F. Riley It has been over twelve years since the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Procedures (LGIP) and pro forma Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA) for generators... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC and CFTC Reach Agreement on Information Sharing and Jurisdiction
Posted on 9 Jan 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities have reached agreement on two memoranda of understanding (“ MOUs ”) required by the Dodd-Frank... Read More

Cadwalader: Gloves Are Off: FERC Issues Public Notice of Alleged Violations in Powhatan Investigation
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On August 5, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ( "FERC" ) issued a public Staff Notice of Alleged Violations ( "NAV" ) regarding alleged manipulative Up To Congestion trading by Powhatan Energy Fund (Powhatan) in the PJM... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Louis Dreyfus Settles FERC Market Manipulation Case for $7.8 Million
Posted on 21 Feb 2014 by Troutman Sanders

On February 7, 2014, FERC approved a Stipulation and Consent Agreement (“Agreement”) between the Office of Enforcement (“Enforcement”) and Louis Dreyfus Energy Services L.P. (“LDES”) regarding LDES’ virtual trading... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: D.C. Circuit Ruling Has Potential Implications for Natural Gas Pipeline and LNG Projects Under FERC Environmental Review
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

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... Read More

Babst Calland: FERC Chairman Wellinghoff Departs
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Babst Calland

By Keith J. Coyle John Wellinghoff officially resigned his post as Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Sunday, November 24, 2013. Wellinghoff, the longest serving FERC Chairman in history, will be joining the law firm of... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Court Vacates FERC ‘Demand Response’ Final Rule
Posted on 30 May 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger On May 23rd, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit vacated a final rule of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) which sought to incentivize electricity customers to reduce electricity... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Issues First Authorization to Export LNG from Domestic Production
Posted on 25 Apr 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger On April 16, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. proposal to site, construct and operate facilities at Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to export up to... Read More