$786M Alaska Pipeline Project Was Reckless, FERC Told

Law360, New York (March 7, 2013, 7:32 PM EST) -- Urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Alaskan arm to bar Trans-Alaska pipeline owners from recovering costs from ratepayers in an ill-planned, $786 million project to electrify the pipeline's turbines, FERC trial staff furthered arguments that the project oversight was imprudent in a brief filed Tuesday.

The trial staff contended that the pipeline's owners — BP PLC, ConocoPhillips Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., Koch Industries Inc. and Chevron Corp. subsidiary Unocal Pipeline Co. — acted recklessly in putting together the project, including hiring an allegedly underqualified contractor, and...
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