FERC Finally Kicks Up Gas Clamp-Down Efforts

Law360, New York (September 26, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With the deregulation of the natural gas industry more than a decade ago, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission saw its access to pipelines slip away. In response to the growing clamor from the public for a clearer window into the market, the regulator is now taking some controversial steps to heighten transparency.

FERC proposed two new rules this year broadly aimed at forcing natural gas pipelines to turn over more information, thereby making the market transparent for shippers, rate payers and the regulator itself.

While many...
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