FERC Flexes Muscle Over Pipeline Shipments And Audits

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 6:06 PM EDT) -- In February 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued two sets of orders expanding the use of its powers under the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, well beyond FERC's traditional boundaries. The first category of orders relates to pipeline propane shipments to the Midwest and Northeast — regions that have experienced severe propane shortages in recent months. The second category of orders initiates audits of liquids pipeline companies for compliance with the entirety of FERC’s liquids pipeline regulations.

Orders to Alleviate Propane Shortages

In early February, the...
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