FERC Judge Blocks Pipeline Co. Enterprise TEPPCO's Rate Plan

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 1:56 PM EST) -- A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission judge declined Tuesday to allow Enterprise TE Products Pipeline Co. LLC to charge market-based rates to move refined oil to delivery locations in Arkansas and Louisiana, saying the company's supporting evidence fell short for approval.

In an initial ruling, Administrative Law Judge Bobbie J. McCartney said Enterprise failed to show that it lacked market power in three locations — Arkansas cities Little Rock and Jonesboro and Arcadia, La. — which is a requirement for being granted market-based rate authority.

In March...
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