DC Circ. Upholds Enogex-Midcontinent Pipeline Lease

Law360 (January 4, 2011, 7:44 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit has denied Apache Corp.'s bid to strike down the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of a natural gas pipeline lease between Enogex LLC and Midcontinent Express Pipeline LLC.

A U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit panel also said FERC failed to adequately explain one aspect of its decision, remanding the matter to the agency for clarification, according to the opinion issued Dec. 28.

In 2006, Midcontinent and Enogex agreed to a lease that would allow Midcontinent — which owns...
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