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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

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Natural Gas Storage Field Boundary Extension vs. Production Interests
Posted on 11 Sep 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Considering Quarterly Reporting and Disclosure of Every Physical Natural Gas Transaction
Posted on 8 Dec 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Power Line Rights of Way - FERC Approves New Vegetation Management Rules
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt L. Krieger and Nora C. Price On March 21, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved new rules for managing vegetation along power line rights of way. The purpose of the approved modifications to existing electric... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: FERC Schedules Regional Conferences on Gas & Electricity Market Coordination
Posted on 10 Jul 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Kurt Krieger "These standards will establish communication protocols between interstate pipelines and power plant operators and transmission owners and operators. Through this rulemaking, the Commission is seeking to improve coordination between... Read More