Gas Project Delays Threaten Power Grid, FERC Members Say

Law360, New York (March 19, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT) -- Coordination issues between federal agencies are delaying natural gas infrastructure projects and potentially threatening the reliability of regional electricity grids, a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission members said Tuesday.

In a hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, commissioners Philip Moeller and Cheryl LaFleur said that the abundance of natural gas available from hydraulic fracturing had led to a rapid increase in cheap electricity generated by the fuel but had also created a number of issues with gas infrastructure and coordinating the industries, potentially affecting electricity grid...
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