Appellate Court Vacates FERC Pipeline Case Again

Law360, New York (March 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A determination by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regarding the function of two Jupiter Energy Corp. natural gas pipelines has once again been overturned and remanded by an appellate court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that FERC failed to provide a sufficient explanation for its second determination that Jupiter’s two offshore pipelines were used for transmission instead of gathering, as the natural gas company had claimed. The same appellate court vacated a similar determination in April 2005.

Jupiter, which...
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