Conoco's Complaint Over $500M Pipeline Premature, FERC Says

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday dismissed ConocoPhillips Co.'s complaint opposing Spectra Energy Corp.'s $500 million plan to expand its Texas Eastern gas pipeline in Pennsylvania, calling the objection premature.

A panel of FERC commissioners said the pipeline expansion plan is still in the prefiling process with the commission and Conoco should voice any objections to it in that proceeding. Assessing the merits of a plan for the project would be impractical given that Texas Eastern has not yet filed an official application, the panel...
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